Pantomime, Burlesque, and Children's Drama

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Pantomime, Burlesque, and Children's Drama

from: The Cinderella Bibliography  Created in 1995; ongoing

Brown, Ivor.
[Brown did an enormous amount of writing on the London stage. Pantomime works frequently cite his scholarly interest in the genre, but I have not yet been able to identify specific works by Brown devoted to the subject.]
Disher, M. Willson. Clowns and Pantomimes. London, Constable & Co. LTD, 1925.
[The first mention of Cinderella occurs in Chapter VI, which focuses on Joseph Grimaldi. At Drury Lane, Grimaldi performed “Cinderella”, however, a critic dubbed his song and performance as “base,” and Grimaldi left Drury Lane in the fall of 1805 (98). Disher notes that this version of the folklore tale was “strangely perverted” considering Venus, instead of the fairy godmother, is responsible for Cinderella’s eventual triumph. Venus role in the Drury Lane production brought together ballet and melodrama, as it included a ballet of Loves and Graces on the island of Cytherea (303). In 1807, Covent Garden performed Rossini’s “Cenerentola” as “Cinderella, or the Fairy and the Little Glass Slipper.” When Drury Lane burned down, the company moved to the Lyceum and performed a Cinderella pantomime there as well. Disher discusses the styles of various harlequins and pantomime actors from Grimaldi to Charlie Chaplin. Lists the dates when “Harlequin and Cinderella” or “Cinderella; or, the Fairy and the Little Glass Slipper” were performed by different theatre companies and includes audiences responses through letters and reviews. There are numerous illustrations and photographs of various harlequins throughout the history of theatre.]
Frow, Gerald. "Oh, Yes It Is!": A History of Pantomime. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1985.
[Provides a summary of Cinderella pantos. Perrault a main source for pantomimes, including Cinderella. Rossini' La Cenerentola opened at the King's Theatre in Haymarket in January 1820. Twelve weeks later Covent Garden opened its Easter pantomime Harlequin and Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper, with Baron Pomposini and his wife (played by Grimaldi). Cinderella was called "Finetta," after Madame d'Aulnoy. In H. J. Byron's Cinderella (1860 at the Royal Strand) the sisters came into full ugliness and Buttoni makes his first appearance. In 1895, at Drury Lane, Cinderella set out to the Ball in an "automotor carriage encrusted with incandescent jewels." In 1883-84 her slippers are made of "toughened glass." Frow discusses uses of advertising in pantomimes and popular songs, sex, domestic animals, and spectacular devices to attract audiences. Summarizes the numerous names for the Baron, the sisters, and the Prince.]
Illustrated London News. "The Pantomimes and Burlesque." 31 December 1859.
["The composition of pantomimes, notwithstanding a vulgar notion to the contrary, has of late days greatly improved. In the days of 'Mother Goose' they made no claim to a literary status. But nowadays they are carefully written by literary men, and aspire to literary merit. We must go back to earlier periods, if we will compare things new with old, when the pantomime was a classical production. Mr. Rich, to whom their English origin is ascribed, merely revived an old classical form of drama. `The Royal Shepherd of Mount Ida' was the favourite subject with the ancient theatres - the audiences of Greece and Rome were entertained with the Shepherd, the Mountain, and the Apple, all of which were to them intelligible objects, and, therefore, especially suitable to pantomimic exhibition. The same principle was extended in the middle ages, and is still in Italy and Spain to the Mysteries and Moralities, and the dramas that are statedly acted in Catholic churches. A previous acquaintance with the subject is needful for the thorough enjoyment of pantomimic action, though the rule has not always been acted upon either in ancient or modern times, and in some instances been mistaken altogether. Serious pantomimes were once as frequent as comic; and it is recorded that they were occasionally found so pathetic that both actors and audiences were equally affected. Tears both on and off the stage were shed in great abundance. But no opportunity has been given of late years for a Tragic Pantomimist to make a reputation..." (p. 640).]
Marill, Alvin H. "Cinderella." In More Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television. Vol. I: A-L (Metuchen, N.J., and London: Scarecrow Press, 1993), 324-76.
[Excellent introductory essay and listing of forty-one pantomime/stage productions of Cinderella in England and the United States, with casts, production information, musical numbers, opening dates, theater, and number of performances; and ninety-six productions between 1900 and 1990, with the same kinds of information. I am greatly endebted to this source, for information regarding 19th-century American pantomime productions and also musicals in the early 20th-century.]
Pickering, David. Encyclopedia of Pantomime. Andover, Hants: Gale Research International, 1993.
[Besides entries A-Z on all matters pertaining to pantomime, from actors, authors, theatres, and staging matters to roles and types, the encyclopedia includes essays by John Morley on "How to Write a Pantomime," "Pantomime Today," and (with Roy Hudd and Jack Tripp) "The Pantomime Performer." Also includes a chronology, bibliography, and an amusing collection of "Quotations about Pantomime" such as G. B. Shaw's "A child who has never seen a pantomime, or an adult who has never seen a play, is a public danger."]
Sanford, Beryl. "Cinderella." The Psychoanalytical Forum, 2 (1967), 127-44.
[Provides a psychoanalytical reading of a typical pantomime Cinderella plot. The "Principal Boy" is always played by a woman. "In former days she was immense of bosom and magnificent of thigh which she slapped like a thunder-clap before singing a popular song in a powerful contralto voice. Although slimmer dotay, she wears the traditional garments. She carries a riding-whip or a jewelled cane, and a cocked hat, usually with an erect feather in it. Over her fine bosom falls a cascade of lace ruffles, and nestling in the lace is a large oval diamond the size of a hen's egg. This jewel, as I see it, symbolizes the feminine genital" (pp. 128-29). Rather than a sex-change he represents a sex-fusion, which is not the case with the Ugly Sisters, played by men, who are like mean brothers depriving Cinderella of her feminity by abuse--a grotesque masquerade. Cinderella longs for the impossible ideal figured in Principal Boy (both mother and father figure) and cannot appreciate Buttons, who loves her and "is the only human being in this galaxy of Panto mortals and immortals. He is the one who makes contact with the children in the audience so that they sing together, shout slogans together, laugh and cry together. But Cinderella has no use for reality, or rather, try as she will, she cannot make contact with reality, so she turns from poor Buttons with his human loves and hates to the impossible ideal, Prince Charming" (p. 129). The Ugly Sisters' attempts to fit their feet into the slipper are castration attempts to have female genitals. Cinderella gets back her feminity. She turns her back on Buttons and is united in a kind of deathlike way (forever after) "with an ideal combined mother-father figure, the dashing Principal Boy with the long cane and the magnificent bosom" (p. 130), who makes up for the missing mother and the inept father and completes her mythic dream as the real Buttons could not do.]
Wilson, A. E. The Story of Pantomime. London: Home and Van Thal, 1949.
[Traces the form from Italian and French Commedia dell' Arte. The first pantomime in England was John Weaver's The Cheats; or, the Tavern Bilkers, at Drury Lane Theatre in 1702. John Rich, inventor of the Harlequinade, was the first to describe a play as a pantomime. He was a performer and founder of Covent Garden Theatre. The first Cinderella stage production was in 1804, though the first real pantomime treatment was not until 1864. Cinderella is the most popular of the pantomimes. In 1948 alone, there were 37 different Cinderella productions in England. The first stage production of Aladdin was in 1788 at Covent Garden Theatre. In 1813 it appeared again, with Grimaldi as the dumb slave Kasrac. Includes a chapter on Grimaldi.]

CINDERELLA PANTOMINE SCRIPTS

Cinderella, or The Glass Slipper. A Pantomime Ballet in Two Acts. Performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 24 December 1803. Application submitted to the Lord Chamberlain 17 Dec. 1803, by John Bannister, of the Theatre Royal. Huntington Library Manuscript, Larpent Coll 1396.
[Cast: The Prince, Cupid, Hymen, Page, Pedro; Venus, the Graces, Cinderella, Two Sisters, Fairy. The play, a ballet, alternates miming dance with music in the form of recitatives, arias, and choruses. Sc. 1: Bower of Venus. The Immortals sing praises to Venus, who announces her plan. The Prince appears and the immortals entertain him with a dance while Cupid fixes an arrow in his heart. Sc. 2: The Palace of the Prince. The Prince dreams beside a statue of Diana. Sc. 3: A Mean Apartment. Cinderella tends the fire. Voices call from off stage insulting her and demanding work. A wrinkled old woman leading a ragged boy enters begging. Cinderella gives them bread and water. Instantly they are transformed into a beautiful female and lovely page. With a wave of the wand Cinderella is transformed too, and then Pedro as well. The little page fondles Cinderella, a sign of love twining himself around her heart. Sc. 4: The Ball Room. Cinderella appears, accompanied by Pedro and the page. The Prince is delighted and dances with her. The clock strikes twelve and Cinderella flees, losing one of the glass slippers. Sc. 5: Cinderella's Apartment. Cinderella throws herself on the floor in despair. A nymph sings a comforting song. Act II. Sc. 1. Nymphs and Venus sing of Cinderella. Sc. 2: An Apartment in the Palace. the Prince dreams then wakens. Sc. 3: The Town. A procession and proclamation of the search for the slipper's owner. Sc. 4: Cinderella's Apartment. News of the proclamation reaches Cinderella. The sisters taunt her, but Cinderella can scarcely conceal her joy. She produces the other slipper, hugs it, and sings an "Air." Sc. 5: Grand Palace. The Prince anxiously awaits in hope that the right woman will appear. At first the sisters would block Cinderella from her chance, but the Prince insists on a fair trial; the slipper fits and Cinderella produces its mate. Both Cinderella and Pedro are transformed. Pedro struts, enjoying his new clothes. Heavenly music is heard. Cupid and Hymen appear holding the nuptial torch. An air welcomes Venus and the chorus sings "for ever and for ever" as a dance concludes the play. The script is available on Readex Fiche, without musical score.]
Cinderella: A Pantomime: An accurate description of the grand allegorical pantomimic spectacle of Cinderella, as performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; to which is added, A critique on the performance and performers by a lover of the drama, together with the story of Cinderella. London: J. Fairburn, 1804. The pantomime was originally produced at Drury Lane, January, 1804. Music by Michael Kelly (1762-1826). Dir. Mr. Byrne. Scenes designed by Mr. Greenwood. Machinery and costumes by Mr. Johnston, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Banks, and Miss Rein. Cast: Immortals: Hymen (Mr. Byrne), Cupid (Oscar Byrne), Venus (Mrs. Mountain), Nymph commissioned by Venus (Miss Tyrer), The Graces (Miss B. Menage, Miss Seerle, Miss Bristow). Mortals: Prince (Mr. Byrne), Pedro the servant to the sisters (Mr. Grimaldi), the sisters (Mrs. Byrne and Miss Vining), Cinderella (Miss Decamp). With a variety of Pantomimic characters.
[Summary: Venus and her court relax to music on Mt. Ida. In an outburst of delight Venus greets Cupid who affirms that they have captured the Prince in a silver net. He sees Cinderella and Cupid fixes an arrow in his heart. Sc. 2. Prince's Palace. The Prince starts up from bed and seeks frantically the beautiful figure that possesses his heart. He sends invitations to the ball. Sc. 3. Cinderella in the kitchen, surrounded by implements. Pedro tries to help her as she sings "Heigho, Heigho." The sisters join in to mock her. Pedro brings Cinderella food after they leave for the ball. The Nymph appears and transforms her with the touch of a wand. Pedro brings the pumpkin, mice, and lizards that become the transport and entourage to the ball. A grand dress descends from the clouds and fixes on Pedro. The Nymph warns Cinderella about midnight, she enters the carriage and goes to the palace. Sc. 4. The Palace Ballroom, with splendid banquet and music. The Prince sees Cinderella in the dress of his dream and is enchanted. He decorates her with a scarf and diamond ring as tokens of his love. Midnight comes, but Love moves the clock's hands backward, as if to give them another hour. Pedro's watch shows midnight, however, and he's worried. The clock strikes creating confusion. Her dress changes, Pedro's dress flies off too, and he "commits many laughable blunders by jumping over the tables etc." (p. 14). The Prince finds the slipper, kisses it, and places it against his bosom. Sc. 5. On the road. Cinderella is in rags as the Prince's men pass by. The Nymph appears to sing a song of comfort. Pedro enters with the pumpkin, and they go home. The sisters return and the announcement of the Prince's search is made. Sc. 6. Mt. Ida, where Venus, Cupid, and the Nymph sing of their triumph. As they do so the Prince comes with the slipper, various candidates try it on, for ludicrous effect. Pedro introduces Cinderella. The Prince looks into her face lovingly and the slipper fits. She produces its mate from her bosom. The Nymph enters, Hymen attends with his torch, and the Prince and Cinderella kneel at the altar and are made happy. She forgives the sisters and introduces them to two noblemen.
The critique and its publication have been ascribed to Mr. James. He notes that the grandeur and magnificance of the grand tale has rarely been equalled, never excelled to the infinite credit of the ballet. "It is perhaps one of the happiest tales that possibly could be selected to instruct and amuse the rising generation. Too much cannot be said, where the morals are kept in view, and virtue held forth in such fascinating colours. How lovely is virtue! How base and degrading is vice!" (p. 20). The story, which follows the critique is based on Samber's translation of Perrault, where after the first night at the ball Cinderella asks Charlotte for one of her dresses but is denied and mocked as "Cinderbreech" for playing "Miss Pert." Another edition of this work was published in 1808.]
Harlequin and Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper. A New Pantomime. Anon. 1820. The application for permission to perform is registered with the Lord Chamberlain by John Fawcett 20 March 1820, with performance at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, beginning 22 March 1820. The pantomime is in manuscript, a part of the Larpent collection, no. 2144, in the Huntington Library. The manuscript is five pages long and includes 14 scenes of dialogue and choruses, in couplets. Characters: Prince Calidore, afterwards Harlequin; Baron Pomposini, afterwards Pantaloon; Pedro, his servant, in love with Cinderella and afterwards Dandinee; the Baroness, afterwards Clown; Clotilda and Tabitha, two sisters; Cinderella, afterwards Columbine; Finetta, the Fairy Godmother to Cinderella.
[Sc. 1. Recitative by Cinderella on her scullery work, her "doom." Sc. 2. The Baron receives news of the ball and reads the invitation that admits the Baron, his lady, and her two daughters. Sc. 3. Finetta the godmother appears, and tells "Moth and gaudy Fly" to fetch the pumpkin, trap with dappled mice, the sleek , fat, "old grey whisker'd Rat" in the barn, "six dainty Lizards green," and changes Cinderella's dress for the ball, with glass slippers to crown all. Sc.4. Finetta warns Cinderella about the midnight deadline when she must "be at home." Sc. 5 Finetta punishes Cinderella for spurning her command. Cinderella pleads for mercy. The Baroness sides with the Fairy godmother's scolding of Cinderella. But Finetta drives them all away, informing the Prince that Cinderella was the beautiful maiden at the ball that he so loved, and transforming Cinderella into Columbine, the Prince into Harlequin, the Baroness into a clown, the Baron into Pantaloon, and Pedro "thou poor enamour'd loon" into Dandinee; that is, until the lost slipper be found. The text then skips to Sc. 14, where Finetta announces: "The slipper found, your task is o'er, / The pow'r to punish, is no more--/ But in Finetta's Temple, this pair shall prove / The joys that wait on constant love! / Here Cinderella this prize shall win / And in Wedlock's bonds be join'd with Harlequin."]
Songs, Duetts, Concerted Pieces and Choruses in the New Comic Opera, in Three Acts, called Cinderella, or the Fairy Queen and the Glass Slipper. The Music composed by Rossini containing choice selections from his operas of Cenerentola, Armida, Maometto 2do, and Guillaume Tell. The scenery by Messrs. Grieve and Finley: The Whole arranged and adapted to the English Stage by and Produced under the direction of M. Rophino Lacy. Performed for the first time at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, Tuesday, 13 April 1830. London: Wm. Kenneth, 1830. [See also Lacy's Acting Edition under Opera, below, which includes stage directions absent from this edition. This version was frequently performed in America in the 1840s. (See Opera, below). Cast: Felix, Prince of Salerno (Mr. Joseph Wood), Baron Pumpolino of Montefiesco (Penson), Alidoro the Prince's Tutor (Stansbury), Dandini the Prince's Valet (Morley), Pedro the Baron's servant (Keeley), Cinderella (Miss Mary Ann Paton), Clorinda and Thisbe, daughters of the Baron (Cawse and Hughes), the Fairy Queen (Miss H. Cawse); Hunters, attendants, pages, grandees, visitors, Tyrolese Dancers, Sylphs, and Fairies.
[Act I: sc. 1. A chorus of fairies welcome spring with its magic--music fromArmida. The Prince enters, looking for magic. Sc. 2. Hunters' chorus fromGuillaume Tell. Sc. 3: A trio, suggesting a plot akin to Rossini's opening scene, with Clorinda and Thisbe complaining about dress, hair, joy, etc. Cinderella sings repeatedly her "Once a King there chanc'd to be" song, to the objection of the sisters. The Fairy Queen appears as a beggar asking for charity. In a quartet the sisters scorn her and Cinderella pities and feeds her. Alidoro appears, announces the Prince and the bride search. Clorinda and Thisbe become increasingly abusive of Cinderella. She sings her "now run here, now run there" song. The Baron awakens to the commotion, disclaiming the noisy daughters, and tells, as in La Cenerentola, his dream of the ascending Jack-ass. Sc. 4--unmarked in the libretto. The Prince, presumably in disguise, in recitative explains his visit (his friend has informed him that he will find his bride in this house); he meets Cinderella. In Rossini's duet they question each other and fall in love. Presumably Dandini disguised as the Prince extends the invitation to the ball. Cinderella asks if she might go, if only for an hour. The Baron mocks her in a "concerted piece" from Cenerentola in which Alidoro asks after the third daughter, Angelina. The Baron insists she's dead. As in Rossini's opera the quintette sings of their uncertainty and doubt. End of Act I. The libretto skips then to Act II. Sc. 5. Presumably, the people have in the meantime arrived at the Grand Ball. In a "Dialogued Quartett" the sisters flirt with Dandini, thinking he is the Prince, and Dandini reveals to the Baron his valet status. They sing a rage and confusion duet. Sc. 2. A chorus from Guillaume Tell comforts the lonely Cinderella--"Thy friends are nigh!". Sc. 3. The fairy queen appears (music from Maometto, 2do), prepares Cinderella for the ball, and gives the midnight deadline, warning "Mock not the Fairies' power." Act III. sc. 1: Chorus singing about dancing to music fromMaometto. Sc. 2(?) Tyrolese dances by Mesdames Vedy, Bedfore, and Mr. Albert, with men's and women's choruses about joy and the swift flight of time, and a full chorus on how they will praise the evening when they return home to "our native mountains." The Prince and Cinderella sing a duet from Guillaume Tell about their fear of waking or breaking the spell. Sc. 3 (?). The Corps de Ballet performs to "Pas de Soldats," from Guillaume Tell. The libretto then marks a "General Waltz" from Guillaume Tell. Sc. 4 (?). The Prince laments some "Demon's opposing malice," as the chorus comments on his raging passion. Presumably the plot is now following Perrault's glass slipper scenario, perhaps through mime? The next item in the libretto is the chorus hailing Cinderella as Queen. Sc. 5: Finale (Cenerentola). Cinderella sings her song again, now with words defying sorrow: "Now with grief no longer bending / Shall my heart neglected sigh! / Like the lightning swiftly ending, / Sorrow's clouds for ever fly!" The chorus picks up the last two lines to end the opera.]
Cinderella: A Burlesque Extravaganza by Albert Smith (1816-1860). London: R. Hodson, 184?. 34 pp.

Cinderella; or, The Lover, The Lackey, and The Little Glass Slipper: A Fairy Burlesque Extravaganza by Henry J. Byron. London: Thomas Hales Lacy, 1861(?). First performed at the Royal Strand Theater on Wednesday, 26 December 1860. Directed by W. H. Swandorough and C. Melville. Scenery by A. Callcott and Broadfoot. Costumes by S. May, Mrs. Richardson. Machinery by Mr. Squires. Properties by Mr. Grogden. Perruquier, Mr. Clarkson. Ballet invented and arranged by Miss Rosina Wright. Music by Frank Musgrave. Cast: Prince Poppetti, Prince of Salerno and of pretty fellows (Miss M. Oliver); Dandino, his valet and "a very deep one" (Miss Charlotte Saunders); Aldoro, his tutor (Mr. Poynter); Baron Balderdash, "a slightly damaged edition of the "Last of the Barons," bound in calf, three vols in one, by no means lettered, and very generally cut" (Mr. J. Clarke); Buttoni, a page of the "Last of the Barons" (Mr. H. J. Turner); Clorinda, the Baron's eldest daughter, an oldish young person of the gushing order, very hard upon Thisbe, but remarkably soft on the Prince (Mr. James Rogers); Thisbe, the Baron's second daughter (Miss Lavine); Cinderella, the Baron's youngest daughter (Miss Maria Simpson); The Fairy Queen, Cinderella's Godmother (Miss Kate Carson); Honeydew, a Fay (Miss Lester); lords, ladies, lackeys, fairies, etc.
[Synopsis, as printed in the Programme of Scenery and Incidents: 'Sc. 1: A Forest Dell. General rising of the Fairy population--their Queen relates a famous history, and is interrupted by the arrival of a stray beau--A charming Portrait in an oak frame--Dandini, being excessively inflated, is eventually blown up--the Prince of Salerno assumes the dress of Dandini, and, seeking change, passes off a light sovereign for its mere valet. Sc. 2: Apartment at the Baron's. How Cinderella complains that she leads a life by the galley fire, and is called over the coals by Clorinda--How Thisbe lets down the Baron, and how the Prince makes up to Cinderella. IMPOSING PROCESSION OF ONE! How the supposed Prince is brought on, and how the real Prince is taken off--How the Balderdash family is put to shame by the inopportune appearance of Cinderella. Sc. 3: Another Apartment at the Baron's. Great indignation meeting of the Prince with Dandini, who, having tasted the sweets of a powerful appointment, experiences the bitters of a powerful disappointment; and how he is kicked down stairs for injudiciously showing up his master--How Dandini wounds two birds with one heartless-tone--How the two birds fly at each other--How the parent bird interrupts their beak-ering, and keeps up their peckers in a double sense--I'n segreto d'Importanza. Sc. 4: The Baron's Kitchen. In which a train of thoughts passes over the sleeper, and Buttoni's tender, missing the junction, arrives at an unhappy terminus--How Cinderella's Fairy Godmother redeems her pledge and "takes her out"--TO THE BALL. Sc. 5: Corridor in the Prince's Palace. How the Baron is disappointed of his castle in the air, and of his baronial haul--How Clorinda does not go off, but how her admirer does. Sc. 6: GRAND BALL ROOM AT THE PALACE. How Miss Rosina Wright, assisted by a highly efficient and peculiarly distracting Troupe of young ladies, executes a GRAND BALLET! How all the Company STRIKE! How the Mysterious Lady strikes the Prince--How her resemblance to Cinderella strikes the Sister--How the Band strikes up at the command of the Prince--How the Clock strikes at the hour of Twelve. How Cinderella, obeying her instructions, strikes home--How a sudden idea strikes Poppetti--How Cinderella strikes in among her rivals--How the Carpenters "strike" the scene, and discover the striking Last Scene, which it is hoped may prove a TREMENDOUS HIT! Sc. 7, and Last being A GORGEOUS TRANSFORMATION SCENE, THE DOMAINS OF DELIGHT!!' This is the first pantomime to introduce Buttons--"Gard'ner, butler, groom, odd boy, what not." Cinderella has been sixteen years in the Fairy Queen's care. FQ remarks on the folly of the king's forcing the Prince to choose his mate precipitously, but announces that all will be well--she will see to that as she makes the face of Cinderella appear in an oak tree, with a ray of sunlight round her countenance. The Prince is staggered. In Sc. 2 Clorinda plans to wow the men by raving about Tennyson "with girlish rapture." When the disguised Prince meets Cinderella he kisses her which makes her feel "cheap," though he says she is all the more "dear" for it. In Sc. 3 the "segreto d'importanza" is, of course, that Dandini is valet, not Prince. In Sc. 5 Dandini makes a play for Clorinda who thinks it over and concludes having him is better than being a nun in white, burying her beauty. But when she responds he flees--duty calls!]
Cinderella, or, Harlequin and the Magic Pumpkin, and the Great Fairy of the Little Glass Slipper: A Pantomime written by the Brothers Grinn. London: Published and sold in the [Royal English Opera] Theatre, [1864]. First performed Monday, 26 December 1864.Cast: Hobgoblin, a discontented Demon who lives by himself and won't give up his Hermit for any quantity of spirits (Mr. Lingham); Papillion, a Fairy who's "beautiful as a Butterfly" (Miss Craven); Prince Ugolino, who has carried out the direction "laugh and grow fat" (Mr. E. Danvers); Grimguffin, his Private Tutor (Mr. Naylor); The Baron Pumpolino (Mr. W. H. Payne); Pedro, his head man and foot-man (Mr. F. Payne). Thisbe and Clotilda, the Baron's haughty daughters (Mademoiselle Parkinu and Douglasoni); Cinderella, the youngest daughter (Miss Clara Denvil); Squaretoso, the Grand Chamberlain (Mr. Dixon); Herald, with a solo on his own trumpet (Mr. Blowhard); Harlequin (Mr. Fred Payne); Columbine (Mademoiselle Esther); Clown (Mr. Harry Payne), Pantaloon (Mr. Paul Herring).
[Sc. 1: Hobgoblin's Hermitage on the Mountain Top. Hobgoblin, looking like Robinson Crusoe, plays solitaire whist with two dummy hands to amuse himself and his fiend pets, a Demon Dog, a Goblin Goat, a Phantom Parrot, and a Cabalistic Cat, who perform wild dances around him but are unable to divert his attention. Papillion appears and they discuss the Prince, whom Hobgoblin looks upon as his own--a perpetual bachelor. Papillion says she will get him to marry, but Hobgoblin insists Ugolino is no such nincompoop. Sc. 2: The Butterfly Haunt in the Dell of Delight. Papillion introduces Hobgoblin to her domain where beauties are everywhere and enter into the Grand pas de Papillions, composed and arranged by Mons. Desplaces and danced by Mademoiselles Duchateau, Montero, and Bonfanti, and the ladies of the corps de ballet. Hunting horns sound and Papillion and Hobgoblin make a wager over whether the Prince can be seduced. The Prince appears with Grimguffin, making jokes about hawking. As the Prince rests, Cinderella appears in a vision before him, and he is overwhelmed by her beauty. He sings a song called "Great Sensation" and gets so excited that he falls into Grimguffin's arms. Sc. 3: Hall of Baron Pumpolino's mansion. The Baron is trying to shave with the assistance of Pedro. Repeated knocks at the door, produce first the milkman, then the baker, then the butcher, and finally the postman who brings the invitation to the ball. Cinderella wishes she could go but the Baron slaps her and then the sisters attack her too. They hurry off to get ready while Cinderella commiserates with Pedro. Sc. 4: The Baron's Kitchen. The Baron gets out his fiddle to give Thisbe and Clotilda dancing lessons, then they set off, leaving Cinderella by the fire. A vision appears in the fireplace as Papillion enters and prepares Cinderella to awaken the Prince's passion. Milliners and hairdressers appear--artists all--and Cinderella is transformed, while elves fix up Pedro. Pedro fetches a pumpkin, lizards, and mice, and the kitchen changes suddenly into--Sc. 5: A View of the Illuminated Palace. Papillion admonishes them to leave by midnight and a grand march ensues to the Palace. Sc. 6: Grand Vestibule leading to the Ballroom. A pantomime entrance as the Baron mistakes a chamberlain for the Prince and bows profusely. Russian, Dutch, & French highnesses appear, along with a highland chief and an O'Donoghue, to the Baron's amusement as he samples all the dishes. Sc. 7: The Ballroom in the Prince's Palace. 11:00 p.m. Cinderella appears and the Prince instantly recognizes her as the one in his vision. The Baron is beside himself as he thinks she might be Cinderella. Pedro bites the Baron's finger to prove he's awake. Hobgoblin appears, filled with anxiety. He waves his hand and the clock jumps back half an hour. So Cinderella dances further, this time the pas mythologique à la Louis XIV, composed by Mons. Desplaces and danced by the same dancers as before. At the end the clock strikes midnight and Cinderella and Pedro are exposed. She flees and the stage darkens as Hobgoblin hovers behind the throne. The Prince is left with the glass slipper. Sc. 8: Exterior of the Baron's Mansion. Lizards and rats run away; Pedro lugs off the pumpkin, and the Baron returns emptying his pockets of all the loot he purloined. A trumpet is heard announcing the Prince's search. Sc. 9: Chamber in the Prince's Palace. Females of all nations try on the slipper, including Thisbe and Clothilda. Cinderella appears but is banned by the Chamberlain. The Prince sees her and insists she try. 'Tis she. Hobgoblin groans and declares he'll be a congenial goblin hereafter; Papillion approves and suggests he take his time from her. Sc. 10: The Fairy's Chronometer and the Flight of the Hours. The Prince is changed to Harlequin, Cinderella to Columbine, Squaretoso to Pantaloon, the Baron to a clown, and they dance. Sc. 11: Booksellers, Clockmakers, Auctioneers, and Perfumers perform with tricks and novelties and a galoppe by Fred Payne and Mademoiselle Esther. Sc. 12: Wimbledon Common, with performances by the National Rifle Association, the Zoological Prize Meeting, a pic-nic--"something out of the common"--and DONATO: A New Grand Unusual pas de Trois ___ (guess, lest it be "Payne-ful to enlighten them"). Sc. 13: Hobgoblin's Rural Retreat Re-modelled. Papillion appears in necromantic garb to claim her wager. The Harlequinade joins in as the scene transforms into The Christmas Revel of "The Fairies in their Submarine Retreat."]
The Grand Pantomime Cinderella; or, Harlequin and the Glass Slipper, the Magic Pumpkin, and the Butterflies' Ball and Grasshoppers' Feast. Written for the Crystal Palace by E. L. Blanchard. London: C. Dickens & Evans: Crystal Palace Press, 1874. This text is available in the Lilly Library, Indiana University, or on Readex microfiche. Cast: Prince Felix, Bigwiggo his tutor, Baron Pumpolino and Clotilda and Thisbe, Cinderella, Pedro, Fairy Goody Goody and numerous Butterfly fairies, huntsmen, musicians, and courtiers.
[Sc. 1: The Curious Cabinet of Crotchets. With the singing of the air, "Glorious Apollo," Harmonia, the Spirit of Music, enters in a car with her attendants Do, Re, Mi Fa, Sol, and La. Music praises her faithful instruments, as does First Fiddle, making puns on composers like Coward, Sydenham, and Mann, noting that only in the Crystal Palace does English Opera show her pretty face. "Two nigger minstrels" enter observing, "The public like to see my features black, / White minstrels fail, as they have failed before, / But 'Moore and Burgess' go on more and more." First Fiddle praises Italian Operas, and actors enter from all sides with scrolls on Italian operas. Then a poor Bohemian girl comes on with a scroll labelled "English Opera"--"Poor English Opera--so kept at a distance that folks would have almost forgotten her existence, were it not for Miss Blanche Cole, who is good in every role. Promenade Concerts (made up of musical notes and ice cream), along with Music Hall and four little volumes labelled English Songs, Scots Songs, Irish Songs, and Comic Songs. Then Dance Tune becomes more pronounced and Ballerina, the Spirit of Dancing, attended by Hop, Skip, Jump, Quadrille, Waltz, and Hornpipe all enter to sing the praises of dancing. But they end their bickering when all agree that for Cinderella they all have places. The scene ends with Harmonia singing "I never was meant for the sea." Sc. 2: The Dell of the Dragon-Flies. The Butterflies praise Cinder, who defended even her mean sister Clo. A subdued trumpet call brings the butterflies together for the Grand Butterfly Ballet. Hunters with a large buck slung on their shoulders, Prince Felix, and his tutor Bigwiggo enter, unpack their hamper and have a picnic. The Prince prefers bumpers of wine to logarithms and double equations. He takes a nap and Fairy Butterfly gives him a vision of Cinderella. Bigwiggo awakens him, after checking his large clock, but he would rather dream of her face. Sc. 3: Hall of the Baron's Mansion. Pedro, on his way to shave the Baron, repeatedly answers the door for the Milkman, the Baker, Butcher, and then the Postman, who presents an invitation to the Prince's Ball. Cinderella appears and the Baron slaps her and so do the sisters. She is ordered to help them and they all call her to help them at once. Sc. 4: The Baron's Kitchen. More work for Cinderella, though Pedro is sympathetic and helps. The Baron plays fiddle so that the sisters can practice. Pedro can't resist a dance too. After the Baron and sisters leave for the ball Cinderella stirs the fire. The poker, tongs and shovel come to life and dance to "The Song of the Tongs." Goody-Goody appears. Pedro supplies the pumpkin, mice in a trice, and lizards. Sc. 5: A Glimpse of Fairyland. Little elves dress Cinderella from top to toe and with glass slippers. Sc. 6 Grand Vestibule Leading to the Ball-Room. The Prince sings "Will a Monkey." Bigwiggo introduces representatives of various countries. Sc. 7: The Ball-Room in the Prince's Palace Looking out upon the Grounds. Cinderella arrives and captivates the Prince. They dance, then sit to watch a Terpsichorean game at cards that ends with a remarkable shuffle. Midnight arrives and Cinderella and Pedro appear in their old attire. Sc. 8: Exterior of the Baron's Mansion. The Baron thinks back over the evening before. The Prince arrives with the slipper, though Clotilda and the Baron rage, the Prince discovers Cinderella in an instant. The shoe fits--"'Tis she!" The Fairy Godmother then invites everyone to see the "Grand Transformation Scene, entitled A Fairy's Wedding," with dances by the Orange Blossoms and Forget-me-nots in the Land of Purity and Truth; then the Harlequinade dancers.]
Cinderella and the Glass Slipper, by Charles Rice (1819-1880). London: E. Rimmel,1875. Produced at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden 1875-76. Cast: Honeydew, Queen of the Bees (Miss St. George), Papillion, Queen Butterfly (Miss Emma Walters), Cinderella (Miss Amelia), Salprunella (Mr. W. B. Fair), Blousabella (Mr. J. H. Wainswright), Baron Blunderboar (Mr. J.H. Rogers), Prince Plenteous (Miss Nelly Power), Flunkini, his valet (Miss Maud Brennan), Sambo (Mr. F. Vincent), Farmer Barleybrow (Mr. Bradshaw), Guests, Fairies, Servants, Countrymen, Insects, Children, etc.
[Sc. 1: A Beehive. Papillion and Honeydew squabble over food and recall the naming of Prince Plenteous and the curse Honeydew put on him so that he should die if, on the day of his coming of age, he is still unmarried. There's no retracting the spell of a spelling bee. There is to be a ball tomorrow, his coming of age day--an insect ball--his last chance. Sc. 2: Giant Cornfield and Grand Ballet, with a Procession of the Insects. Sc. 3: Road near the Castle. Farmers and reapers rush on stage in pursuit of Cinderella, who calls for help: "Save me!" The Prince intervenes. The farmers accuse her of stealing corn from a sheaf. She says she was only gleaning, sent out by her mean sisters to do so. The Prince declares his love for her, though he says he cannot marry her. She defines his boldness as "Vice." Barleycorn arrives with the Beadle to arrest Cinderella but the Prince knocks them down. Flunkini inquires into the case, marvelling at the Prince's rapture. Baron Blunderboar appears, lamenting his poverty and sings his "Song of Misery." The Prince offers tickets to the ball. Sc. 4: The Baron's Kitchen. The Ugly sisters demand breakfast, which they can't have because Sambo has eaten most of the supplies. The Baron announces the ball, hoping to solve the family woes by marrying off either Salprunella or Blousabella. The Prince arrives in disguise. So does Honeydew, who, after the others leave, transforms Cinderella into her ball apparel. Sc. 5: Portrait Front Chamber. Salprunella and Blousabella primp. Sc. 6: Road to Castle. Cinderella's carriage crosses the stage followed by a procession of women from all nations. They are announced by Flunkini. Sc. 7: The Ball Room, with dances of all nations. Honeydew warns Cinderella that midnight is approaching. She says there is still time. Sc. 8: Road as Before. Cinderella limps across the stage with one shoe, troubled by her gross ingratitude. It is raining and the Baron and stepdaughters get soaked. (Text incomplete--last scene missing). Charles Rice also wrote a Red Ridinghood and a Babes in the Woods.]
Cinderella. Dramatized from the Original Fairy Tale. Children's Performance at the New Institute Hall under the auspices of the Auxiliary Society of the N.O.A.A.Newark, N.J.: A. Stephen Holbrook, 1876. Cast: Cinderella, The Fairy Serena, Oberon the King of the Fairies, Fays and Fairies, First Haughty Sister, Second Haughty Sister, Ladies of Quality, The Prince, The King, The Queen, Dromio, Herald, Gentlemen of the Court, Pages, Troubadour, Guards, Ushers, Coachman, Footman, Attendants, etc.
[Act I. Sc.1: Cinderella, by the fire, soliloquizes about parties she knew when her dear mother was alive. She lent Cinderella a diamond pin, and they had real punch and real kissing and ice cream. Meanwhile the haughty sisters call for her, then appear in full dress for the ball. They scold her and leave with mocking laughter. Cinderella sits alone, cries, then watches them from the window. Clorinda is wearing Cinderella's diamond pin. Its sparkles cheer her up, and she goes to her sisters' room to imagine that she is belle of the evening. Sc. 2: As she enjoys her dress-up fantasy the Fairy Godmother speaks from behind the screen. Cinderella nearly faints for fear that the sisters have returned. Then the Fairy reveals herself, and Cinderella gets caught up in the beautiful idea of her attending the ball. She fetches the pumpkin, rat, mice, and lizards for the Fairy. The carriage springs up through a trapdoor and the horses, coachmen, etc., appear from the wings as FG projects her magic by throwing mice, etc. into the wings. The Court of Fairies sing her on her way. Oberon appears, and Fairy Serena wishes he would spend more time with her. He says he has to look after all the messes men make, and Serena says she must look after the shy maiden Cinderella. Act II. Sc.1: At the ball the Prince is bored. Cinderella slips past the ushers. Dromio is first to catch sight of her, and they dance a minuet and polka. The Prince sees her dancing the polka and asks her to sit with him. She'd rather walk. They talk about whether the Prince has seen her before, then she sits with the Queen to listen to "The Harp of the Troubadour." She inquires about the time, but the Prince insists it is early, so she dances a waltz with him as the clock strikes midnight. She sneaks away and disappears. All that can be found of her is a little glass slipper and report of a little beggar-girl. Act III. Sc.1: The Herald proclaims that the Prince has vowed by the Moon and Big Dipper to marry the lady who puts on the slipper. Women crowd around to try, including the haughty sisters. Dromio leads out Cinderella while the crowd mocks her--"Why, it's the little beggar girl!" The crowd is amazed when the slipper fits her, however. Act IV. Sc.1: Back at the ballroom the Prince and the King and Queen wait. Trumpets sound and Dromio and the guards enter with Cinderella in her old cloak and hood. The royals are aghast, but the Prince says he will keep his word. As he approaches Cinderella and looks under her hood he starts back in astonishment. Fairy Serena appears instantly, and with three wand waves transforms Cinderella's garb. "Do you really, truly love me still?" Cinderella asks? "Love you!" he replies. "I always have! I always will!" All are pleased and Cinderella kisses her haughty sisters. Serena then blesses the audience to close the play. Music plays and a procession appears, with Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Hop-o'-my thumb, Puss in Boots, Blue Beard and his seven wives. The curtain falls on a grand tableaux of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Fortune surrounded by Fairies.]
Cinderella and the Little Glass Slipper; the Grand Christmas Pantomime Founded on the Well-known Nursery Story, written expressly for this Theatre [Theatre Royal, Plymouth], by T. A. Palmer. Plymouth: Keys & Son, 1876. Opened 26 December 1876. Music by Fred Romia. Scenery by Mr. Baker. Costumes by Mrs. Blower. Mechanical effects by Mr. Kessel. Dances by Mr. Stilt. Limelight effects by Mr. Reeve. Cast: Baron Pomposolo, a heavy father who makes light of a shady character (Mr. T. A. Palmer), Blousabella, in voice so loud that in her rage she's more than forte (Mr. E. Chessman), Verjuiceynia, a maiden vergin' in forty too (Mr. J. R. Newcombe), Cinderella, a 'lady help,' more accustomed to a broom than to a carriage (Miss F. McCarthy), Prince Prettifello, whose behavior is as handsome as his person (Miss Nelly McCarthy), Flunkeynini, his valet, whose aspirations extend to anything but H's (Mrs. Fred Romia), Dr. Syntaxio, a tutor who wishes to keep his pupil in his eye (Mr. F. Harcourt), Hungryno, a blank page waiting to be filled up (Mr. John Dallan), Diavolo, as promoter of all kinds of mischief from creeds to combustibles (Mr. J. Elmore), Malynanto, Malevolento, and Demonio, Diavolo's mischievous myrmidons (Mr. Stilt, Mr. St. Albyn, Mr. Cowell), Lollippoppopepperminto, stick-in-waiting and grand chamberlain (Mr. Hurford Marshall), Openeyes, town crier (Mr. S. Franks), Laidismayde, the object of Hungryno's passion and Blousabella's rage (Mrs. Ada Gouge), Cupid, God of Love, the celebrated archer, whose Pa was Mars (Master D. McCarthy), Psyche his sweetheart, who though no archer is yet more arch than her own beau. The Harlequinade: Clown (Mr. John Dallis), Harlequin (Mr. W. Dale), Pantaloon (Mr. C.T.Butler), Columbia (Miss McCarthy), Harlequin a la Watteau (Miss A. Gouge), Prize Policeman A I (Mr. G. Budd), Sprites (Mr. Hurford and Master Frederick).
[Written in clever couplets, with puns a-plenty. Sc. 1: A Winter Landscape. The imps plan tricks and mischief against the Baron and his family. Cupid and Psyche enter planning Cinderella's wedding. Sc. 2: The Fairies' Summer Palace. Dr. Syntaxio reminds Prince Prettifello of the ball. The Prince sees his dream girl (Cinderella) reflected in the water. Cupid identifies her and tells him her name. Syrens appear and dance around the Prince. Flunkeynini enters with bantering. Sc. 3: Exterior of Baron Pomposolo's House. The Baron compares himself with King Lear, whose older daughters gave him so much trouble. Cinderella enters from her dreams. Diavolo appears, asks her to run away with him, and offers to marry. Cupid drives Diavolo away. Psyche advices Cinderella to be patient and her true love will come. Trio. Sc. 4: Hall in the Baron's House. Turmoil, with ugly sisters making demands on Cinderella, tradesmen at the door with broker bills. A monkey chases the tradesmen out. Hungryno tells Laidismaide that he has saved money in his sock and proposes to her. She rejects him. The stepsisters bicker as officers arrive. The household fears they are from the sheriff, but they turn out to be the Prince and Flunkeynini delivering invitations. The monkey reappears and shakes hands with the Prince. Cinderella enters uninvited and is scolded by the sisters. A cat joins them. Cinderella leaves the Prince with the stepsisters who chatter. Sc. 5. The Boudoir. Hungryno and Laidismayde complain about work. Blousabella and Flunkeynini enter. She's "spoons" on him. They scold Hungryno and Laidismayde for holding hands and humiliate Cinderella for not having their clothes ready. A Beggar Woman comes by and is repulsed by the sisters. Cinderella enters, wondering what use a ball invitation would be anyway. The Beggar Woman transforms into the Fairy godmother and changes pumpkins to coaches, mice to horses, lizards to footmen, etc., so that Cinderella may attend. Sc. 7: Corridor of the Palace. The stepfamily arrives, then Cinderella. The ugly sisters seem to recognize Cinderella, though it seems too incredible to them. Various international princesses arrive--from England, Turkey, etc. Sc. 8: Illuminated Ball Room in the Palace. the Prince enters and is entertained by the Black Currants of Booza Bamberra Bambouk. The sisters inquire about the magical princes. At the Grand Ballet the clock strikes midnight and Cinderella flees, losing her glass slipper. Sc. 9: The Baron's House, as before. Cinderella laments her fate as demons blocked her way to escape the Palace and thus she lost her shoe. They stare at Cinderella and conclude it could not have been she at the ball. The Towncrier announces the slipper test...[last pages are missing].]
The Gorgeous Christmas Pantomime, entitled Cinderella, or, Harlequin Prince Paragon, The Little Glass Slipper and the Demons of the Realms of Discord, written expressly for this Theatre [Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham, 1877-1878] by Frank W. Green (1842-84). Birmingham, Warwickshire: J. Upton, 1877. Cast of the Harlequinade: Harlequin (The Celebrated Mr. Will Langley), Columbine (Mddlle. Ada Riviere), Harlequina (Miss H. Pearsall), Pantaloon (Mr. Charles Appleby), The Famous Clown (Jolly Little Lewis).
[Sc. 1: Cave of the Demon Hideoso in the Realms of Discord. Malice and Spite enter singing "Nobody knows the mischief we shall do," worried that their master will think they ain't half bad enough. Hideoso appears pleased at the discord throughout the nation because of the strikes that "set master against man and man against master." Malice will stir up marital rows and sea disasters, and Spite will burn down poor men's houses and spread ill-fame that will make creditors ruin good firms. Colorado Beetle enters, eager to destroy crops, Phillips street market, and Mrs. Aria. He'll even eat tram cars and municipal buildings. Hideoso is pleased and sets them all against good, industrious, and witty Cinderella, who is befriended by her fairy godmother. FQ enters with Beeswing, Kindheart, and Brighteyes, who confront the demons: "Young girls should be without a single care; / Happy as birds that sing up in the air"; but "for shame, for shame" for what's been done to Cinderella. The good fairies pledge cheer for Christmas and the demons pledge disaster. Colorado Beetle will get into every sausepan, if he can, and spoil it. The ensemble departs singing "Good bye, Polly." Sc. 2: Forest of Fairlight in the Realms of Paragon. Dandini, Major Domo, and the Hunting Train enter with banter. they've had no luck hunting. The closest to finding a stag is there "staggerin." Baron Pumperino enters; he's out poaching. They mention the Prince's search for a wife and retire to the Lodge to drink, singing "Ship ahoy!" Cinderella enters gathering sticks and is assaulted by Thickhead and Geyser. Prince Paragon responds to her cry and drives the lechers away. He reassures Cinderella and asks for a kiss. She declines and he sings "The Bright Sunlight," which tells of his search for a wife among the Yankees, Russians, and Turks. As he kisses his hand to her the Fairies appear and praise him as hero who will be conquered by true love. Sc. 3: Woodland Dell on the Borders of Fairyland. The fairies rehearse the virtues of Cinderella and Prince Paragon. As they sing "Beauty, Sleep," the Prince enters telling how he has dreamed of Cinderella's smiles. He sings "Eily Alanus." Sc. 4: The Robin's Nest Near the Frozen Lake. Messers. Jackson Haines and Arthur E. Mayo, the Imperial Star Champion Canadian Skaters of the World, execute a pas de deux, along with a mazourka by the Sisters Riviere, a ballet entitled "The Meeting of the Robins." Sc. 5: Exterior of the Baron's Mansion in Queer Street. The Brokers' Men sing a chorus of "I wouldn't be an Emperor" as they pack off the Baron's furniture. The Baron enters lamenting that they have come for chairs but he's not com-for-table. He laments his circumstance with verses of "The Unfortunate Flute. Clawrinda, Spitina, and Dozy enter having been to market to buy a sheep's head, caster oil, and a herring, with gests about their poverty and desire for a pint of porter. They sing a concerted piece "Popple's Picnic, M.S.S." followed by "Home, Sweet Home." As they leave Cinderella enters dreaming of the Prince. He and Dandini catch a glimpse of her as she departs. The Prince expresses his love for her; Dandini sees only a beggar child. He calls the Prince naughty; he replies that if more princes loved as he did "we'd be more peaceable in Europe now." They sing a duet "I tickled her under the chin" and exit dancing as Thickhead and Geyser dash by lamenting the blow they received from the Prince and singing a duet "American" and dance on their own. Sc. 6: Kitchen in the Baron's Mansion. Cinderella bears up beside the fire:" It's never dark whilst one's a cheerful heart," she says, and sings "The day when you'll forget me." Dozy enters and gives her more work to do, allowing that she's in love too and sings "The Cows won't Milk. Spitina and Clawrinda come on fighting, sing "The Gainsborough Hat." Geyser, Thickhead, and Dozy appear as broker's men and the Prince appears disguised as a servant. Cinderella recognizes him instantly as her lover. He tells the group that the Prince has heard of their trouble and means to pay double and invites them to the ball. With that Clawrinda drives out the broker's men the ensemble sings "Tripping o'er the hills." Cinder wishes to go to the ball but is denied by the Baron and mocked by the sisers. In another concerted piece, "Turn away at the mangle Joe," all anticipate their desire. All leave but Cinderella--"Oh! how I'd like to go"--when Kindheart appears transforms the pumpkin, mice, and lizards into coach etc., then transforms her dress and off she goes to the ball, mind that she must return at midnight. Sc. 7: Cinderella's Coach and Ponies: a Grand Procession. Sc. 8: Outside the Prince's Palace. As Cinderella considers how varlets mistreat her and the Prince wins hearts by stealth, she sings "Captain Cuff." The Baron and the sisters arrive at the gate lamenting their poverty and singing "Under-fed Brigade." Sc. 9: Ball Room in the Palace. Hideoso plots his mischief. Dandini, disguised as the Prince meets the Baron's family. They sing "Don't mind me." The real Prince enters, wondering after Cinderella. The Baron, drunk, sings "Tum, tiddle, tuttle, tum." Cinderella arrives and all seems fine. But Hideoso, plotting with Spitfire, plans to use the clock against them. The Grand Ballet catches Cinderella off guard. She rushes out, losing her slipper. Sc. 10: The Road Home. The drunken Baron makes his way home along with Geyser and Thickhead, who sing "The Rivals." Sc. 11: Apartment at the Baron's. Dandini announces the slipper test. The sisters, encouraged by Hideoso, won't let her try on the slipper. Sc. 12: The Borders of Demonland. Beeswing laments Cinderella's plight The Prince and Dandini arrive singing "We tracked her footsteps in the snow." Hideoso drags Cinderella on stage, thinking he's got her. The Prince attempts to save her but is beaten. Then Brighteyes and Beeswing come to the rescue and Hideoso is defeated. Cinderella tries the slipper and it fits. Clawrinda claims Dandini as hers. The Prince announces that he wants the whole piece to fit the audience, to which Cinderella agrees, "Precisely." Sc. 13: Grand Transformation: The Dream of Leander!]
Cinderella: or, Harlequin and the Fairy Slipper. A Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime, by Edward L. Blanchard (1820-1889). London: Tuck and Co., 1878. Scenery and effects by William Beverly, Music by Karl Meyder, with Overture and "the following favourite Music Hall Tunes: 'Bloomsbury Square,' 'Real Jam,' 'When the Moon is Shining,' 'Hi Cockalorum,' 'Where was Moses,' 'Chink, Chink, Chink,' 'No Wonder when Trade is so Bad,' 'Branigan's Band," 'There's only Room for One,' 'Oh, Julia,' 'Turn out the Gas at the Meter,' 'Mabel,' 'Run for the Doctor,' 'More or Less,' &c., &c.," and Julia Woolf's new song "Cinderella." Costumes and Accessories by M. Wilhelm. Dresses by Mrs. May. Properties, Tricks, Changes, and Transformations by Mr. Alfred Hone. Machinery by Mr. J. Tucker. Gas Illuminations by Mr. Carter. Comic Scenes, Tricks, etc. in the Harlequinade by Charles Lauri and Fred Evans. "The fairy story re-edited and dramatized by E. L. Blanchard, author of all the Drury Lane Annuals, successively produced here for twenty-nine years." Choreography by John Cormack. Cast: Baron Pumpernickel of Grogswig (Mr. Frederick Vokes); Kobold, his trusty servant (Mr. Fawdon Vokes); Ella, surnamed Cinderella (Miss Victoria Vokes); Vixena the Spiteful and Pavonia the Proud, her sisters (Miss Hudspeth and Miss Julia Warden) Azor, the Poodle (Master Cullen); Prince Amabel (Miss Jessie Vokes); Wisewitz, the Prince's Tutor (Mr. Barsby); Bizarre, the Prince's Page (Miss Nott); Iris, the Spirit of the Rainbow and Fairy Mistress of the Glass Factory (Miss Sallie Sinclair); Silica, Crystal, Sparkle, and Alumina, her attendants (Misses D'Arcy, Bellew, Wilsom, and Bloomfield); Glass Goblins (Masters Gleam, Flash, Glint, Glitter, Caper, and Cutashine); Wild Boars (Messrs. Grunt, Growl, Grim, and Grizzle); Charcoal Burners (Messrs and Mesdames Smudge, Drudge, Budge, Fudge, and Trudge. The Hunting Party, Heralds, Guards, etc. (Messrs. Gobefore, Getbehind, Standaside, Bounce, Brag, and Buckrum).
[Sc. 1: Mountain Pass and Woody Glen in the Black Forest, by Sunset. The Baron and Korbold, hunting the wild boar, stop to drink. A boar eats their picnic while the Baron drinks, then chases them up a tree. The Royal Hunting party comes by. The Baron claims to have slain 6000 boars. The Prince stops to dine and the Baron replies, "Thank goodness! Dinner-time has come at last." The fairy Iris appears to test their charity. The Baron insults her and the Prince gives her a basket of food and a purse. With music the Prince falls asleep. As "Where was Moses" is sung the Baron gobbles up as much food and drink as he can, then rests too, near the charcoal-burners' fire. Iris provides a vision of Cinderella to the Prince. He awakens but the vision vanishes. The Prince questions Wisewitz about the dream and gets a lesson in grammar and gender, instead. The Prince announces a ball, and offers gold, if he can find the damsel of his dream. Sc. 2: The Glass Factory of the Fairy Slipper in the Basaltic Valley. The Glass Goblins work away as Iris greets her attendants and asks that two slippers be made. The Goblins work away and produce them. Then a Grand Prismatic Ballet, by one hundred Coryphees, with Mdlle. Gosselin as Principal Danseuse. Sc. 3: Gardens of the Baron's Chateau. Violent bell ringing, then the spiteful Vixena and proud Pavonia appear from opposite directions with broken bell-ropes in their hands calling for Cinderella and making demands. Cinderella consoles herself with Julia Woolf's new song "Once there lived a little maiden / Scorned by sisters, pert and proud." Kobold comes with physic for the Baron who also enters, as an invalid. Cinderella offers a healthful gruel, but he will have none of it. Bizarre arrives with the royal proclamation. The Baron accepts for his two daughters but forces Cinderella into the background. Azor the Poodle enters and worries him in various ways. He assails the Poodle, then all sing "Run for the Doctor" as the Poodle recovers and all dance to the tune as the scene changes. Sc. 4: The Kitchen in the Baronial Hall. Vixena demands that Cinderella "bring my thingumies" and strikes her. So does Pavonia. Cinderella says that such smacks will only make her smart. The Baron rehearses dances with the girls, as the Poodle interferes. A dressing table is set up as the women adorn themselves. Cinderella protests one last time that she would like to attend the ball too, then they leave. She arranges her brooms and mops and has a Lancer Quadrille for herself. Iris appears and adorns her and Kobold, who supplies the pumpkin, white mice, rat and lizards. She turns a cabbage into a fine bouquet. With the "Galop from Gustavus 3rd" she sets out for the ball. Sc. 5: Corridor in the Prince's Palace. Guests arrive with tremendous knockings, including Pavonia and Vixena. The Mohawk Minstrels sing "Pretty Polly Pouter" and "The Runaway Musketeer" as the sisters flirt with Wisewitz, who talks more grammar. Sc. 6: The Illuminated Ball Room. 11:00 p.m. The Prince searches in vain: No Cinderella. Then she arrives. Wisewitz calls to choose partners for the first quadrille, but the Prince says he has chosen his for life. Midnight strikes, Cinderella flees, the Prince finds her slipper, and the Baron's daughters faint into everybody's arms. Sc. 7: The En-Coridor--by General Request, wherein there is much rushing in search of Cinderella and Vixena and Pavonia struggling to find an eligible escort. Sc. 8: Courtyard of the Baron's Mansion. Chanticleer the Watchman announces that it is "Past two o'clock and a snowy morning." Cinderella half changed from her ballroom attire falls on the steps "after the style of 'Jane Shore' in Mr. Wills's popular play." She sings of her confused heart. The sisters return, wishing they had never gone. The Baron and Korbold arrive in a sedan chair. He has no money small enough to pay them with but a cheque or a hundred pound note. The men leave grumbling. Bizarre and Wisewitz march in, with Heralds, Chamberlains and Guards to announce the slipper search. The Prince enters with the slipper. Pavonia and Vixena try. Then the Prince sees Cinderella: "It looks the size--it is--it's on--it's done!" Iris enters, blesses the scene and introduces the Grand pas Fantastique, composed expressly for the "Vokes Family" by Frederick Clay. Following the Transformation the Harlequinade commences, with Harlequins (Messrs. E. Dean & F. Sims), Columbines (Misses Fanny Fauri & Rose Tyrrell), Harlequin-a-la-Watteau, Clowns (Messrs. C. Lauri & P.Evans) and Pantaloons (Messrs. H. Lauri & Gellene).]
Cinderella; or, The Silver Slipper, by Charles William Hubner (1835-1929). Atlanta, GA.: Dodson & Scott, 1879. Cast: Crown Prince Manoa of Bimini; Cassim, the Royal Herald; Omar & Achmet, pages to the Prince; Cinderella; Ulrica, Cinderella's Step-Mother; Felis, who squints, & Ursula, who is fat and old, Ulrica's daughters; Fenella, a Fairy-Queen and Cinderella's God-Mother; Three Fairies, attendants upon Fenella; The King and Queen of Bimini, Courtiers, Guests, Attendants and servants of the Royal Household. Invisible chorus of fairies.
[Act I. Sc. 1: Interior of a kitchen: Cinderella, ragged, disheveled, and exhausted, rises and sings an aria on the death of her mother. Sc. 2: Dressing room in Ulrica's mansion, Felis and Ursula learning manners. They scorn Cinderella, then leave for the ball. Sc. 3: Kitchen, as in Sc. 1: Fenella appears and performs the transformations. Act II. Sc. 1: An apartment in Ulrica's mansion. The clock strikes midnight, and Cinderella enters in her usual kitchen garb. Then at the opposite door Fenella enters, praising Cinderella's promptitude and reporting gossip of the grand impression she made at the ball. Cinderella talks about love--what is it? Cinderella will go to the ball a second time. Fenella disappears in a flash of light. Sc. 2: The stepsisters scorn Cinderella as they prepare for the second ball. Cinderella sobs bitterly and flees. Act III. Sc. 1: Salon of the Royal Palace: A ball promenade before the King and Queen. Sc. 2: Cinderella on the Prince's arm is embarrassed by the attention. The Prince reassures her, and they sing a duet. He tries to kiss her but she wards him off. Sc. 3: Garden of the Palace: The Prince meets Fenella, who dazzles him. He explains the lost slipper and his search. Fenella reassures him with a lengthy paean on love, advising him to be patient, brave, and constant. Sc. 4: Street in front of Ulrica's mansion. The herald reads the proclamation of "this tourney-day of Little Feet!" Sc. 5: A richly furnished drawing room. The slipper fits only Cinderella. Act IV. Sc. 1: Prince's Royal Apartment: The Prince walks to and fro singing. Cinderella is brought in in rags with a veil over her face. The Prince removes the veil and declares "'Tis she, 'tis she! O, sweet surprise!" (p. 20). They sing a duet, then strains of the wedding march are heard. Sc. 2: Royal Audience Hall. Ulrica and daughters come for forgiveness. Cinderella is kind, and all sing. Fenella appears in an awesome glow of light. The Fairies call out "Hail! Princess of Bimini!" and the clock strikes midnight as the curtain falls.]
Cinderella; or The Little Glass Slipper! The Correct Edition. Rossini's Comic Spectacular Fairy Opera in Three Acts. As performed at Tivoli Garden. San Francisco: Francis, Valentine & Co., 1881. Cast: Prince (Harry Gates); Baron (Mr. F. Boremann); Alidoro (Mr. H. Delorme); Dandini (Mr. M. Cornell); Pedro (Mr. J. Williams; Page (Miss Thompson); Cinderella (Hattie Moore); Clorinda (Miss E. Lefevre); Thisbe (Miss N. Harrington); Fairy Queen (Miss N. McCabe). Hunters, Fairies, Attendants, etc.
[Synopsis: Act 1. Sc. 1. The Fairy Haunt: Fairies sing and dance "While sunbeams are glancing." FQ explains her guardianship of Cinderella and the arrival of the Prince with his hunters. She makes a fountain appear before the Prince, then presents Cinderella; as he approaches the girl, entranced by her beauty, FQ intervenes and tells him to seek her. The vision vanishes and he sleeps. Sc. 2: Alidoro, then Dandini approach the sleeping prince. Chorus sings "What wild sounds the hunters attending." Alidoro has had the same dream the Prince had and directs him to the Baron of Montifiesco to invite them to the tournay and Evening Feast. The Prince switches identities with Dandini to make the invitation.Sc. 3. A Gothic Room in the Baron's Castle: Trio, with Clorinda singing "No, no, no"; Thisbe, "Yes, yes, yes," and Cinderella "Once there chanced a king to be." FQ appears as a decrepid woman, is scorned the the sisters, but helped by Cinderella. FQ promises reward for her kindness. Pedro arrives with fixings for the ball. The sisters fight over them and knock him backwards onto the bandbox, crushing the feather head-dress. Alidoro arrives to comment on the confusion. The Baron enters, singing of his dream of the jackass and gold. The Prince arrives disguised and hears Cinderella sing "Once there chanced a king to be." They meet. He adores his innocence and simplicity. Dandini arrives as Prince and gives the invitation. Alidoro asks about the third daughter Angelina. The Baron insists she is dead and denies Cinderella's request to attend the feast. Act II. Sc.1. Chamber in the Palace: Dandini, disguised as Prince, tells the two sisters he cannot marry them both and offers his squire (the Prince) as an alternative. Both scornfully refuse, commenting on his ugliness. Dandini reveals the hoax to the Baron in a witty duet. Sc. 2: The Kitchen: Cinderella, despondent by the fire talks with Pedro, who tells her of his love for her. Writing appears on the dresser: "Thy woes will soon end." FQ appears. Pedro thinks she must be Mrs. Sally Mander, since she entered without a door. FQ transforms pumpkins, mice, lizards, Cinderella, and Pedro. Setting changes to exterior of Prince's Palace. The garden is filled with fairies. FQ gives the midnight warning as the car sets out. Act III. Sc. 1. A richly decorated ball-room: Cinderella appears, veiled, before the weary Prince. With unveiling a Duet: "Let thine eyes beam fondly on my own." Cinderella gives gifts to the sisters and Baron, who marvels at how fortunate father must be. She says her father disowns her, and the Baron calls him brute. Pedro worries about approaching midnight, but the Prince makes him dance with Clorinda while he dances the grand waltz with Cinderella. Midnight strikes, and she flees, losing the glass slipper. The Prince sings "What demons opposing malice." Sc. 2: View near the Palace: Pumpkin rolls across stage with Pedro in pursuit trying to stop it. Sc. 3: Kitchen in Baron's Palace: Pedro consoles Cinderella, who marvels at the glass slipper which she still possesses. The rest of the family returns. Sc. 4: An Apartment in the Baron's House: The proclamation arrives. All speculate on whose foot might fit. Pedro agrees that Clorinda may put her foot in it. They leave for the Palace, refusing Cinderella's request to come too. Pedro puts a pillion on the blind mare and he and Cinderella set out as they are. Sc. 5. A hall in the Prince's Palace: The sisters try on the slipper, Thisbe screaming in pain, etc. Pedro approaches. Alidoro and the Baron scorn him but the Prince honors his request: "Noble ambassador, conduct thy mistress before us." Cinderella enters with music as the Prince marvels, "those sounds--those rapturous sounds again." The Baron threatens Pedro while the Prince and Alidoro consult, then Cinderella takes the slipper from Alidoro and puts it on, supplies the other herself, and FQ appears and transforms her dress.Sc. 6. A Magnificent Scene in the Palace: FQ pronounces the task done: "Sweet Angelina, Cinderella now no more, thou hast been humble in adversity, be modest in thy greatness." Finale: "Now with grief no longer bending." Chorus: "Like the lightning, swiftly ending."]
Cinderella at School: A Musical Paraphrase in Two Acts, by Woolson Morse (1858-1897). Boston: Louis P. Goullaud, 1881. Opened 5 March 1881 at Daly's Theatre, Broadway and 13th Street. Scenery by James Roberts. Costumes by Lanouette, with suggestions from Kate Greenaway's Under the Window. Dances choreographed by Mdlle. Malvina and directed by Fred Williams. Musical Director E. R. Mollenhauer. Stage manager John Moore.Cast: Arthur Bicycle, a perambulating deity of the Upper Crust with distinguished foreign connections (Mr. Harry Lacy); Jack Polo of the Meadow Brook Hunt, stroke oar of the Columbia in the race of '80 (Mr. John Brand); Lord Lawntennys, a relic of other days and other lands, on a visit to his long lost nephew and on a search for his long lost niece (Mr. Charles Leclercq); Professor Kindergarten, principal of the Papyrus Seminary for Young Ladies at Laurelton (Mr. Paul Bown); Syntax, the Professor's head usher and chief hush'er, a melancholy man (Mr. James Lewis); Jenkinson, attendant on Lord Lawntennys (Mr. E.P.Wilks). Members of the Meadowbrook hunt, the Columbia crew, and Harvard. Niobe Marsh, a charity pupil at Kindergarten's seminary, the Cendrillon of the school (Miss May Fielding); Merope Mallow, a young lady from Brazil, the richest girl in her class and comparatively ignorant but superlatively smart (Miss Laura Joyce); Psyche Persimmons, the sleepiest girl in the Seminary (Miss Rehan); Miss Zenobia Tropics, head teacher at the Papyrus, a firm believer in bone padding (Mrs. G. H. Gilbert); Miss Globes, her assistant (Miss Perring); and the rest of the school, including Cloris Slatepennell who flaps, Circe Slatepennell who giggles, Lotis Slatepennell who sighs, Pansy Pickle who knows everything, Primrose Pickle who knows nothing, Sally Chalk who pouts; Carrie Mill and Marion Glassy, two very sweet girls; Dalay Dimpple a simple little thing, Virginia Creeper an insinuating thing; Rhoda Dendron, Minnie Nett, Ollie Ander, Amy Rylls, Ann Emony, Jessie Meen, Marie Gold--fragrant pupils; and Etty Mollogy, Ada Verb, and Prosa Dee--very learned girls.
[Act I. A woodland scene where young ladies of Papyrus Seminary listen to "Cinderella," as told by Niobe Marsh, the charity pupil. Principal Kingergarten and Miss Zenobia Tropics enter as students are having an animated discussion on "What is love." The kind-hearted preceptor amuses himself by inventing a mythic story on love, after which the ladies resume their rambles. Syntax, the hypocritical usher, makes his appearance and proposes marriage to Niobe. She rejects him indignantly. Arthur Bicycle and his friend Jack Polo return from hunting and meet Lord Lawntennys, Arthur's uncle who is visiting from England. His lordship urges his nephew to marry Merope Mallow, the Brazilian heiress, but Bicycle refuses. Niobe and Merope rush across stage pursued by a raging bull. Niobe loses her shoe. Arthur picks it up, and Jack shoots the bull. Jack falls in love with Merope and Arthur with Niobe. The act ends with a school examination and an altercation between the pupils and Syntax, who gets the worst of it. Act II begins with the courtship and moonlight adventures of the two couples, who play hide and seek with the rest of the students and Syntax, who's determined to spy upon them. Niobe is expelled for alleged misconduct. Five weeks pass during which time Lord Lawntennys learns that Niobe is the daughter of his only son; he returns to the school to claim his grandchild. In the midst of his despair over her disappearance, she reappears with Arthur her new husband. She is now the Honorable Mrs. Arthur Bicycle. The comedy ends with universal rejoicing. Most of the plot is conveyed through musical numbers.]
An Entirely New and Original Pantomime, Cinderella and the Little Glass Slipper. Written expressly for the Pavilion Theatre by Frank W. Green. Opening Boxing-Day, 26 December 1882. Produced by Morris Abraham. Director, John Alexander. Designer, Isaac Cohen. Cast: Prince Paragon (Miss Bessie Bonehill), Dandini (Miss Nellie Leamar), Chamberlain (Mr. Tacks), Baron Pumperino (Mr. Sam Holdsworth), Scratchface (Mr. George English), Spitfire (Mr. Johnny Alexander), Dozy (Mr. Arthur Alexander), King Cobweb (Mr. Charles Reeves), Fairy Kindheart (Miss Julia Kent), Cinderella (Miss Constance Alexander), Nobodies (Four Somebodies), Petronella (Miss Kate Leamar), King Cobweb (Mr. Charles Reeves), Dust (Mr. Godfrey), Blight (Mr. Gibbs), Brighteyes, Sunnyface, Flutters, and Flippertigibbet (The Midgets, performed by the children of the Matthews family), Musician (Bioletta Amadi).
[Sc. 1: Home of the Demon King Cobweb. Cobweb and Dust express their hatred of Cinderella, who sweeps spiders and beetles from the house with her broom. They love the two sisters Scratchface and Spitfire, however, and will set them against Cinderella. Fairy Kindheart appears with the four midgets, praising Cinderella and providing a vision of her as they swear to guard her against King Cobweb and his buddies Blight and the Demons. Sc. 2: Winter Scene. Dozy bickers with the sisters; they have a snowball fight. Kindheart enters and changes the scene to Spring with a Spring Chorus. Dandini and his girlfriend Peronella and hunters enter singing "Drink, Puppy, Drink." They jest with the Baron. They sing "Boccaccio" with the Coopers Chorus. The Baron hopes for a meal, if somebody else would pay. Sc. 3: Woodland Dell. Cinderella enters gathering sticks and bemoaning her harsh life. The demons mock her but the Prince enters and falls in love with her instantly. She does not know he's the Prince but returns his affection with kind banter. They sing "Over the Seas." The Midgets enter and encourage the lovers by singing a quartette. Sc. 4: Fairy Scene. Kindheart, Brighteyes and Sunnyface praise Prince Paragon and Cinderella's loving nature and several talents, like baking, boiling, sewing, and stitching, love of nature and hatred of strife, "And what more can man wish for in a wife?" (p. 11). They sing "Kitty Green" and enter into the Grand Ballet. Sc. 5: Exterior of Baron's House. A chorus of Broker's Men threaten the Baron but leave because there isn't even a stick about the place. Scratchface and Spitfire wonder how they can make some money; Dozy suggests they go on the stage. They have a fight. The Baron returns, and they all sing "home sweet home." The Prince appears with some money for the family since he loves Cinderella "altho' humble be her birth." Dandini plays like he's the Prince so that the real Prince can give Cinderella his attention. Sc. 6: Kitchen in the Baron's House. Kindheart appears beside the overworked Cinderella and puts her to sleep while the Midgets and Busybodies clean everything up. The ugly sisters, Dozy, and the Broker's men have a go round; the Prince enters with invitations to the Ball. The preparation work falls to Cinderella. As the others leave, wornout Cinderella is left alone to sing "Faces in the Fire." Kindheart appears, calls for pumpkin, mice, rat and two lizards, with a "Hi! Presto! Change!" and magically changes the whole set to Sc. 7, where Cinderella sets off with carriage and horses. Sc. 8: On the Road to the Palace. Dandini and Peronella flirt, sing a duet, then meet the Baron whose carriage has broken down so that he walks to the Ball. Four gnomes express their love for Cinderella and would all marry her and help her to the Ball. Sc. 9: Exterior of the Palace. Cobweb and his demons plot mischief. Dozy and Scratchface drag themselves across stage, then the Baron and Spitfire who talk about manners and hopes of getting something to eat at the Ball. Sc. 10: Ball Room in the Prince's House. King Cobweb and the Demons plan to mess up the clock, the ugly sisters squabble, the Prince looks for Cinderella, finds her, and they speak more love talk. She'd prefer a man servant to a Prince, for they "will soon grow rich / And if they're clever, make a fortune faster" than their master. Grand Show Scene. The Prince welcomes the exotic dignitaries from Egypt, Khedive, etc. The clock strikes midnight catching Cinderella off guard and she flees, leaving behind her slipper. The Prince is sure he'll never smile again. Sc. 11: Dandini and Peronella bring around the slipper. Scratchface uses half a pound of powdered chalk but can only get her toe in; Spitfire tries yellar soap, but that doesn't work either. Cinderella appears and the shoe fits, but instantly King Cobweb abducts her. Sc. 13: Borders of Demonland. All search for her. Cobweb appears scorning them, but Kindheart enters with her fairies and sets her free. Cinderella pronounces the moral praising duty. In the finale a Grand Transformation occurs as the set for A Nightmare appears, designed and executed by R. M. Hyde; with Harlequin (Mr. J. F. Alexander), Columbine (Miss Annie Mortimer), Pantaloon (Mr. George Gibbs), Policeman (Mr J. Heller), Fop (Mr. G. Slade), Old Woman (Mr. Tacks), Clown (the Great Johnny Alexander), and the Wonderful Matthews Family and their Juvenile Troupe of Pantomimists.]
Cinderella. Drury Lane Theater, London. Opened 26 December 1882. Book by E. L. Blanchard. Music by Oscar Barrett. Produced and directed by Augustus Harris. Cast: Kate Vaughan (Cinderella); Minnie Mario (The Prince); Dot Mario (His Attendant); J. W. Hanson (Baron Filletoville); Harry Nicholls (Blondina); Herbert Cambpell (Brunetta); M. A. Victor (Baroness Filletoville); Kate Sullivan (Fairy Godmother); Master Abrahams (Tortoiseshell Tom); Fred Storey (General Sharpwitz); Reuben Inch (King Gallopade); George Lupino (Spirit of Mischief); Mlle. Emma Palladino, The Rosa Troupe (Dancers).

Book of the Words of Cinderella: The Drury Lane Pantomime, 1883-84. Opened 26 December 1883. Music by Oscar Barrett. Book by E. L. Blanchard, with original illustrative designs by Frederick Waddy. Printed London: Alfred Gibbons, [1883]. Produced and directed by August Harris. Scenery by W. Beverley, W. Telbin, W. Perkins, T. W. Greive, and Henry Emben. Properties by Labhart. Machinery by White. Armour by Kennedy and Phillips. Ballet by Madame Katti Lanner. Cast: Baron Fillettoville (Mr. Harry Parker); Hobbedyhoy, his Page (Mr. J. W. Hanson); General Sharpwitz, Commander-in-Chief (Mr. Fred Storey); Prince Pastorelle (Miss Minnie Mario); Poussette, his Attendant (Miss Dot Mario); King Gallopade, the Grand (Mr. Reuben Inch); Baroness Fillettoville (Miss M. A. Victor); Blondina and Brunetta, her Daughters (Mr. Henry Nicholls and Mr. Herbert Campbell); Tortoiseshell Tom (Master Abrahams); Cinderella, The Baron's Daughter (Miss Kate Vaughan); Scintilla, the Fairy Queen (Miss Kate Sullivan); Electra, Spirit of Light (Mlle. Aenea); Ignoramus, Spirit of Darkness (Mr. George Lupino); Clown (Mr. Harry Payne); Policeman XO (Will Harley), Fairies, Mashers, etc. etc. (Children of the National Training School of Dancing).
[Sc. 1: Court of the Baron's Manor House. The wedding festival and honeymoon dance in full sway. The Baron has married the Baroness with pomp and ceremony, celebrated by the military and the villagers. Sc. 2: Interior of the old Manor House. The remains of the Wedding Breakfast. As the happy couple get acquainted the Baroness learns that the Baron is not wealthy and that he has a daughter, and he learns that she has been married before and has two daughters. They fight then kiss to the duet "Kissy, Kissy" and dance off. Cinderella enters with Battledore and Shuttlecock, fresh from school singing, "I'm my papa's darling, / Schooldays now are over," to learn that she has a new mother. Then Blondina and Brunetta enter with "I Beg Your Pardon!" and scorn her. She rushes to papa, who repulses her. The Baroness sends her to the kitchen to fetch firewood. Sc. 3: The Moonlight Glen for the Gathering of the Forest Fairies. Scintilla asks the fairies if they know a charming child. They all do--"We know Cinderella"--and plan the wedding of Cinderella to the Prince. Ignoramus, the Demon of Mischief, will try to thwart them. After a fairy ballet the hunters approach to a chorus of "John Peel." The Prince hears music, follows it, and meets Cinderella. They sing duets and fall in love--"'Tis love! Till now I never knew the name." Sc. 4: Interior of the "Junior Johnnie's Club," where Mashers gather to drink and sing. The King worries about the Prince. Will he ever marry. Poussette enumerates eligible princesses around the world. The King plans a ball. The Prince enters to learn that he is about to do his duty. The ball will take place. Sc. 5: The Baronial Kitchen. Cinderella, by the fire looks at herself in a polished fire shovel. She recognizes that she has a pretty face. B&B enter and abuse her verbally, when Hobbedyhoy arrives with the announcement of the ball. All are excited. After the sisters retire to prepare Cinderella, alone, sings "My Home!" The others reappear, sing "Cenerentola" air from Rossini, then depart for the ball. Alone, Cinderella contemplates the withered pansy on her bosom that the Prince had given her. FQ appears along with a host of tradesmen, who dress Cinderella. Electra brings glass slippers. Page Hobbedyhoy fetches the pumpkin, etc., and Presto! she is off to the ball. Sc. 6: Panorama of the Route, with duet by Blondina and Brunetta on "The Happy Land." The Baron and Baroness cross the stage in a cab, with "pantomime business." Sc. 7: The Prince's Fancy Ball. Dance of the Children, followed by the Grand procession. Sc. 8: The Conservatory, with illuminated clock indicating 11:45. Ignoramus plots to trick Cinderella and sets the clock back five minutes. Cinderella and the Prince are in bliss with love talk and songs. The sisters marvel on the princess's likeness to Cinderella. The clock strikes and Ignoramus is elated as Cinderella's dress and entourage change to rags and rats. The court searches for her but finds only the slipper. The chorus sings "I kissed her under the Parlour Stairs" as the search takes place. Sc. 9: On the Road Home. The Baron, etc., their conveyances having broken down, return on foot, decrying the brazen hussy who spoiled the ball. At home Cinderella sings "The Broken Pitcher," and wonders how angry the Fairy will be for having overstayed her stay and lost one of the slippers. The Prince and King enter with heralds to announce the slipper test. The baroness urges her girls to try. They struggle, but to no avail. The Prince sees Cinderella and gives her her turn. "Tut, tut! Who'd have Thought it." The Prince leads her to center stage with "Mine, mine for ever!" She pledges him her life, and the Chorus sings their happiness. Sc. 10: The Grand Transformation. Part One: The Black Castle, Home of Malice and Darkness. The Demons lament: Foiled after all. Part Two: The Home of Love and Light, to which the marriage party processes. Harlequinade followed by the "Cats Catdrille," "Rule Britannia," and "Sailor's Hornpipe" by the entire corps de ballet and the children of the National School of Dancing with Mlle. Rosa as the premiere Danseuse. The finale is followed by ads for F.S. Cleaver's Patent Terebine Soap, Rowland's Macassar Oil, and S. & H. Harris's ebonite, waterproof boot blacking.]
The Crystal Slipper; or, Prince Prettiwitz and Little Cinderella. Written Expressly for the Chicago Opera House Second Annual Spectactular Extravaganza, by Harry B. Smith and Alfred Thompson, Boston Theatre. Opened 9 October 1888. Star Theater, New York. Opened 26 November 1888. 32 performances. Dir. Richard Barker. Produced by David Henderson. Music by Frank David and others. Lyrics by William Jerome. Ballets by Signor Novissimo. Mise-en-scene, ballet costumes, and effects by Alfred Thompson. Scenery, William Voegtlin. Costumes, Dazien. Armor and Jewels by Leon Hirch. Properties by Bradwell and Edgerly. Mechanical Contrivances by Ricketts. Electrical Illuminations by Kruger. Cast:Cinderella (Marguerite Fish); Yosemite (Edwin Foy); Baron Anthracite (R. E. Graham); Prince Polydore von Prettiwitz (May A. Yohe [Boston] & Mamie Cerbi [N.Y.]; Mardi Gras, the Prince's Buffoon (Daisy Ramsden); Count Twobetter (Thomas Martin); Court Flunkies Tweedledum and Tweedledee (James E. Sullivan and Harry Kelly); Fairy Graciosa (Homie Weldon); Cinderella's elder sisters Angostura and Flordefuma (Charles Warren and Miss Topsy Vann); Captain Riffraff of the Guards (Maud Waldemere [Boston] & Ada Chamberlaine [N.Y.]); Tip-Top, Chief of the Pages (Ruth Stetson [Boston] & Babette Rodney [N.Y.]); "She" (Ida Haggard); Thomas Cat (Eddie Rategan [Boston] & George Ali, succeeded by Eddie Rategan [N.Y.]); Flic (Ada Chamberlaine [Boston] & Jessie Rogers [N.Y.]); Flock (Lulu Hesse); Tric (Rose Franck); Trac (Babette Rodney [Boston] & Olive Lynne [N.Y.]); Piff (Lillian Le Mont); Paff (Beatrice Mooney); Hostess of the Golden Pretzel (Mamie Cerbi [Boston] & Alice Morgan [N.Y.]); Lischen (Mabel Morris); Gretchen (Addie Inness); Rosa (Belle Bowles); Theresa (Elsie Staufer [Boston] & Minnie Murray [N.Y.]); Indian Queen (Minnie Murray [Boston] & Mary James [N.Y.]). With Townspeople, Courtiers, Guards, Showmen, Acrobats, Running Footmen, Coachmen, Ladies of Honor, Suitors, Fairies, Amazons, Demons. Dancers: Mlles Qualitz, Clara Neumann, Madeline Morando; Fanny Quick (Jack); Lena Mazone (Jill); Laurie Brooks (Little Boy Blue); Mlle. Morando (Little Bo Peep); Louis Ronaldo (Frog); Mlle. Qualitz (Duck). Musical Numbers: "A Fool is My Brother"; "We are a Daisy Family"; "A Cent for This and a Cent for That"; "Zing Boom"; "I Am a Prince"; "Maypole Dance"; "When the Wheels Go Round"; "The Baron's Song"; "You Shall Be Present at the Prince's Ball"; "The Irish Reel"; "Merrily We Trip the Dainty Measure"; "How to Receive an Invited Guest"; "Nothing Like Us"; "Whispered Love"; "Court Gavotte"; "I'm Not Old Enough to Know."
[Prologue. Sc. 1: The Catacombs. "She," the Witch of Selfishness and her demon crabs. Subterranean revels. Song and Dance by "She." Appearance of Fairy Graciosa, Cinderella's Godmother. Act I. Sc. 1: Grand Square in the City of Pretzelstadt. Parade of the Pretzelstadt Musketeers. Arrival of Count Twobetter, who opens the fair. The jester's song, "A fool is my Brother" (Mardi Gras, the Prince's Buffoon). The Baron Von Anthracite, his two daughters, and valet Yosemite sing a quartette, "We are a daisy family." Cinderella, the drudge of the family, sings a duet with Yosemite, "A cent for this and a cent for that." Riffraff presents himself as an important admirer. Cinderella and the chorus sing "Zing Boom." The Prince arrives with his suite. He sings "I am a Prince" and falls in love immediately. Act I ends with a Maypole dance by eight Folly dancers. Act II. Sc.1: Baronial Kitchen in Anthracite Castle. Song, "When the wheel goes round," sung by Cinderella the kitchen slave, her faithful friend Yosemite, and the cat. The Baron sings "That's Different." Marquis of Queensbury rules govern a slight misunderstanding between Yosemite and the cat. The Baron and Yosemite indulge in an innings of baseball. Flordefuma and Angostura (the elder sisters) sing "Sassiety." Cinderella recalls the beautiful Prince. Marvellous appearance of the Fairy Godmother with a solo lullaby (new) and an invisible quartette singing "You shall be present at the Prince's ball." The Invitations arrive. The Baron and his two daughters are jubilant. Cinderella must remain at home. Medley of popular airs and Irish Reel (Messrs. Graham, Foy, Warren, and Martin, and Misses Vean, Ramsden, and Stetson). Sc. 2: Elizabethan Gardens of the Castle. Secret meeting of the Prince and Cinderella, with songs. The Fairy Godmother appears to fulfil her promise, changing the pumpkin, lizards, rats, and mice to state coach, valets, and running footmen. Sc. 3: A Glimpse of Fairyland with a divertissement of Mother Goose Nursery rhymes: 1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds. 2. Buttercups and Daisies. 3 Jack and Jill (Miss Fanny Quick and Miss Lena Mauzone). 4. Little Boy Blue (Miss Laurie Brooks). 5. Little Bo Peep and Her Sheep (Mlle Morondo). 6. Little Miss Muffett (Miss Alice Stoddard), 7. Pas seul (Mlle Neumann). 8. A Frog He Would A Wooing Go (Duck, Mlle Clara Qualitz; Frog, Mr. Louis Ronaldo). 9. Tarantella by eight coryphees. 10. Finale. A New Galop by Fraulein Qualitz, Mlles. Neumann and Morondo, and the entire Corps de Ballet (arranged by Sig. Novissimo. Act III. Sc. 1: Peristyle of the Palace of Polydore of Prettiwitz. Solo and Chorus "Merrily we trip the dainty measure," by Mardi Gras, Tip Top, Riffraff, and Pages, as they make ready for the ball. The flunky's rehearsal "How to receive an Invited Guest." Tweedledee and Tweedledum sing "Nothing like us." Announcement and arrival of The Dutchess of Cantelope, the fairy coach and ponies. Sc. 2: The Prince's Ball in the Court Conservatories in Polydore's Palace. A thousand wonders, "Whispered Love," "Court Gavotte" (S. Abecasis), the wondrous fan and the prismatic marble fountains. Grand Banquet Ballet, preceded by a procession embodying a sumptuous Service of Royal Plate in Gold and Silver; triumphal entry of Knives, Forks, and Spoons; gorgeous devices in Cups, Flagons, and Epergnes; Princely Plates and Dainty Dishes; Menu printed on Satin; a Delicious Dessert. Menu: Oysters on the Half Shell; Ice Cream, Cherry and Pistache, Lemon, and Chocolate (Mad'lles Manzoni, Quick, Brooks, Avanzini, Nelsone, Griffiths, Gautier, Gheringhelli); Champagne Sec (Mad'lles Josephine Leon, Ida Macarri, Alice Woodbury, Emilie, Reamer, Summerfield, Montain, and Grace Woodbury. Dolls' Quadrille (by eight principal dancers. Chartreuse, Mlle. Clara Qualitz, Premiere Dansuese. Cafe Noir, Mlle. Madelaine Morando). 12 O'Clock: FLIGHT OF CINDERELLA. Act IV. Sc 1: The Throne Room in the Palace.Solo and Chorus, the Prince and Courtiers. Baron and Yosemite scheme to remain in the kingdom. Duets, "Because my Mother told me so" and "I went with Him." The Dudes and the Slippers. Great Shoe-as-you-Please International Foot Show. The Competitors for the Crystal Slipper. Cinderella distances them all and wins the Prince. The Fairy Graciosa's Gracious Presence. *TRANSCENDANTAL TRANSFORMATION* 1. The Halls of Time. II. The Fairy Wishbone. III. The Wedding Presents. IV. Cinderella's Clock. V. Realms of the Revolving Hours. FINALE. See also Touring Company season 1889-90, below.]
Mr. Charles Bernard's Grand Christmas Pantomime, entitled Cinderella; Or, Harlequin, the Wicked Demon, the Good Fairy, and The Little Glass Slipper! Being a new version of the oft-told tale written expressly for this Theatre [The Prince's Theatre, Manchester], by J. Wilton Jones (1853-1897). Manchester: Guardian Letterpress and Lithographic Works, 1890. Produced 18 December 1890, in Manchester. Set design by W. F. Robson. Costumes by Mrs. Smyth and Mrs. Shuter under the superintendance of Mrs. Bernard. Music by Alfred Haines. Choreography by Miss Lillie Davis. Harlequinade invented by Messrs. H. Collier and R. Tabra. Props by Messrs. W. Garrett, J. W. Greenwood, and Jackson. Novel Gas and Lime Light Effects by Johnson & Burley. Cast [Mortals]: Baron Pompolino, a Baron of high degree and low estate (Mr. J. H. Rogers); Prince Plenteous, in search of a better half to share the whole of his fortune (Miss Alice A. Cook); Dandini, his valet (Miss Alexina Anderson); Pedro, page to the Baron, a page of romance (Mr. James Cumberland); Thisbe, the Baron's eldest "aesthetic" daughter (Mr. Robert Brough); Clorinda, the Baron's second "advanced" daughter (Mr. C. S. Lester); Alidoro, the Prince's tutor (Mr. Harry Collier), Grand Chamberlain (Mr. H. Parratt); Fanfarade, the Royal Herald (Mr. F. Johnson); Snip, Snap, Snorum, three Royal Flunkeys (Messrs. Richard Tabra, Thomas Tabra, R. Leggett); Gold Stick (Mr. J. W. Clayton); Silver Stick (Mr. C. Smith); Sugar Stick (Mr. H. Walton); Cinderella, our pretty and patient heroine (Miss Annie Poole. [Immortals]: The Demon Chimera, a very shady customer (Mr. George Balfour); Dryada, the Good Fairy of the Woods (Miss May Whitfield); Alecto and Brimstonio, bad fairies (Misses Nita Gerald & Kate Kennedy); Gossamer and Titania, good fairies (Misses Dina North and Lila Clay); Premiere Danseuse (Madamoiselle Idalie); and Furies, Fairies, Huntsmen, Pages, Masqueraders, etc.
[Sc. 1: The Enchanted Grotto of Chimaera and abode of the furies: With an opening Chorus from "Le Grand Casimir," the furies, Chimaera, Alecto and Brimstonio celebrate the sedition, treason, and murders in Ireland that they have stirred up and plan how they can thwart Dryada by destroying her favorite, the beautiful, good, shy, and trusting Cinderella. The scene concludes with a vigorous rendition of "The Three Sailor Boys," with words refitted to a jolly demon crew. Dryada appears acknowledging her willingness to test Cinderella's worth "in ev'ry sense," confident that "health, wealth, and happiness" will be her reward. Sc. 2: The Valley of the Poisonous Fungi: Snip, Snap, and Snorum blunder about, terrified by a chorus of Will-o-th'-Wisps, informing all that the Prince is hunting near by. Sc. 3: Dryada's Home in the Fairy Dell: After a grand fairy ballet the Queen announces to her Parliament that Cinderella will become the Prince's bride ere tomorrow night. The Prince appears, having travelled "Cook's tour" the world over, examining the brittle girls of China and the smelly and nautchy but not nice girls of India, to return with no bride but a "doom" that there's no place like "Hulme." He sees a vision of Cinderella and dances with her (i.e. Lady Mime), hoping to sleep, perchance to dream. Dandini, Alidoro, and the huntsmen appear, Dandini preening on how the girls prefer him to the Prince and threatening Alidoro to play matchmaker or lose his pay. The Prince decides to change stations with Dandini so that he might find a girl who "loves me for myself." The hunters depart singing. Sc. 4: Ante-Room in the Baron's Castle: The Baron laments his poverty and the hardship of being a father, though he praises Clorinda, his "sweet aesthetic and Burnes-Jonesy child," who finds all eating low, and Thisbe, who is fond of Swinburne, lilies, and "kisses lank and lean." Pedro mocks them as "cartoons by Ford Madox-Brown." Pedro wishes the Prince would marry both of them, but Clorinda declares he's not a Mormon. The Prince and Dandini arrive with the invitations to the ball. Sc. 5: The Baron's Kitchen: Cinderella, alone by the fire, sings a song akin to her opening song in Rossini's opera. Pedro picks up a second verse mentioning the Prince's courtship, then they sing a duet. The Prince appears singing about his "fallen" condition. Cinderella sees in him the face she has dreamed of by the fire, and he falls for her too. The two elder sisters enter, mooning about the Prince (Dandini), and declaring themselves "artful" things. Cinderella gives them wildflowers she has gathered, but they cast them down, including the shamrock. Dryada appears and comforts Cinderella in a concerted piece with Pedro, then prepares her for the ball. Sc. 6: Approach to the Palace:Alidoro wonders whom the Prince might marry, singing a song "I'll make a note of that." The Baron and the two daughters appear. Alidoro compares them to Sarah Bernhardt on a spree. Dandini reveals that he is the valet. The Baron trio laments, but the girls would gladly settle for the valet. Sc. 7: Illuminated Gardens of the Prince's Palace: The Prince courts Cinderella and sings "The Gallants of England." Sc. 8: The Baron's Kitchen: Cinderella by the fire tells Pedro of her vision and the fact that she's lost her shoe. The trio appear, gossiping about the beauty at the ball. The royal entourage comes by looking for the owner of the lost slipper. Chorus of "We're all on the job." Thisbe's is not a foot but eighteen inches. Pedro and Cinderella appear; the shoe fits her. Clorinda almost faints, but Pedro wants no fits from her. Sc. 9: Finale: Air sung by all of "Jack." Sc. 10: Transformation, entitled "The Coronation of Cupid," designed and painted by W. F. Robson. An interval of five minutes. Then the Harlequinade.]
Crystal Slipper; or, Prince Prettiwitz and Little Cinderella, dir. Richard Barker. Originally written by Harry B. Smith. Designed by Alfred Thompson. The American Extravaganza Company. The Boston Theatre. 12 January 1891. Cast: Baron De Boulevard (Henry Norman); Yosemite, the Baron's Valet (Edwin Foy); Tallstoy, the Prince's Salaried Poet (Joseph Frankau); Prince Polydore Von Prettiwitz (Louise Montague); Mardi Gras, the Court Jester (Annie Dacre); Cinderella (Ida Mulle); Fairy Graciosa (Babette Rodney); The Baron's Daughters Angostura and Flordifuma (Fanny Daboll and Topsy Venn); Captain Riff-Raff (Miss F. M. Raymond); Tip Top (Lizzie Winner); Tweedledum (Joseph M. Doner); Tweedledee (Mr. E. H. Carroll); Agatha, Hostess of the Inn (Jeanette Perie); Cat (Master Pohley); Court Pages Flick, Flock, Trick, Track, Snick, Snack (Kittie Allen, May Wheeler, Edith Shaw, Rose Franck, Miss H. Barrett, Miss W. Irving); Lischen (Emily Cassidy); Rosa (Emily Seymour); Theresa (Susie Winner); Master of Ceremonies (Rose Franck). Townspeople, Courtiers, Guards, Showmen, Acrobats, Running Footmen, Coachmen, Ladies of Honor, Suitors, Fairies, Amazons, Demons, etc.
[Synopsis of Scenery and Incidents. Act I. Sc. 1: (Voegtlin) Grand Square in the City of Pretzelstadt. Grand Folly Ballet. Act II. Sc.1: (Dangerfield) Baronial Kitchen in the Baron's Castle. Sc. 2: (Dangerfield) The Glade of Golden Ferns. Ballet of Fairy Stories and Nursery Rhymes: 1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds. 2. Jack and Jill. 3. Jack Horners; Mary, Mary. 4. Little Boy Blue; Little Miss Muffets. 5 The Little Bo-Peep. 6. The Frog he would a wooing go. 7. The Lily-White Duck. 8. Grand Finale. Act III. Sc. 1: (Voegtlin) Portal of the Prince's Palace. Sc. 2: (Voegtlin) Ball Room at the Palace. Grand Ballet entitled "La Carte D'Amour," composed by Signor Fillberto Marchetti, late of the Eden Theatre, Paris, and the Imperial Opera House, Cairo, Egypt, Ballet Master. Music specially composed by Mr. W. H. Batchelor: 1. La Pompadour. 2. Dance Characteristique--"La Bayadore" Signora Moranda. 3. L'Amour. 4. Azella--"The Flying Dancer," assisted by Mons. Eugene. 5. Dance Characteristique--"The Old and Young" Frl. Clara Qualitz and Mlle. Clara Neuman. 6. Grand Galop Finale, Signora Moranda and entire Corps de Ballet. Act IV. Sc. 1: (Dangerfield) Moonlit Garden. Comic Duet. Sc. 2: (Voegtlin) Ball Room of the Royal Palace. Grand Transformation (by Dangerfield). The Fleeting Seasons: 1. Winter. 2. Spring. 3. Summer. 4. Autumn. 5. The Golden Age. Finale.]
Mr. Oscar Barrett's Fairy Pantomime Cinderella. Written by Horace Lennard. Music by Oscar Barrett. Royal Lyceum Theatre, 1893. Scenery mainly by Henry Emden. Additional music by Musical Director James Weaver. Cast (Mortals): Cinderella (Ellaline Terriss); Thisbe and Clorinda, her half-sisters (Victor Stevens and Fred Emney); Baron Pumpolino, her father (Harry Parker); Baroness, her Stepmother (Clara Jecks); Pedro, the Baron's Servant (Charles Wallace); Prince Felix (Kate Chard); Dandini, his Valet (Alice Brookes; Fernando, his Equerry (Florrie Harmon); Alidoro, his Tutor (Richard Blunt); Lord Etiquette, the Grand Chamberlain (Deane Brand); Minister of Finance (Willie Temple); Minister of War (William Lugg); Minister of Marine (T. Terriss); Minister of Agriculture (Guy Waller). Villagers: Roland (Miss Fradelle), Pete (Miss Lascelles), Olive (Miss Nelly Barnett), Geoffrey (Miss Carrie Forrest), Nance (Bertha Stanton), Dorothy (Florence Leclercq), Margorie (Nellie Gann), Barbara (Ennis Keith), and the Black Cat (Charles Lauri). Immortals: Fairy Godmother (Susie Vaughan); Sylph Coquette (Minnie Terry); Fairy of the Slipper (Violet Darrell); Chief Fairy Potter (Emily Earle); Chief Fairy Weaver (Dora Barton); Chief Fairy Electrician (Dorothy Harwood); Chief Fairy Brassfounder (Cassie Bruch); Beauty (Grace Leslie); Virtue (Dora Rignold); Patience (Mary Barton); Industry (Hilda Thorpe). Principal Dancers: The Wood Pigeon (Miss Louie Loveday); The Fox (Mdlle Zanfretta).
[Synopsis: Part I. Sc. 1: The Factories of Fairyland: Elfin workmen and fairy artificers work making all the articles required for Christmas. The Fairy Godmother appears seated on the moon and the craftsmen tell of their work--the Electricians have made a lamp for Aladdin; a Smith, bells for Bow Church chimes; a Weaver, a cloak for Red Riding Hood; a Potter, a jar for the Forty Thieves; the Glass-blowers, crystal slippers for Cinderella. The Fairy Godmother says Cinderella is the one she loves and decides to bless her with four gifts: Beauty, Virtue, Patience, and Industry. Sc. 2: Autumn in the King's Wood: Hunting choruses as the Fairy Godmother enters disguised as an old woman. The hunters scorn her but Cinderella gathers sticks for her and is kind. FG promises Cinderella a husband "wealthy, handsome, wise, and witty." FG and Cinderella sing a duet after which Cinderella sleeps. FG throws off her disguise and presents a Grand Autumn Ballet, with Mother Wood-Pigeon, Young Wood-Pigeons, a Fox, and many leaves. (The text provides ink drawings of the costumes for all the various roles.) After a hunting chorus the Prince appears as the valet and sings a love duet with Cinderella--"Life of my Heart." Sc. 3: At Baron Pumpolino's: Thisbe and Clorinda are Girton College girls who can jabber Greek and Latin, read French, play golf, and indulge in manly exercises. Thisbe has an affectation for intellectuality--Ibsen, Spooks, and the new humor. Fernando announces the ball and flirts with the Baroness. Dandini enters and is mistaken for the Prince. They sing a double quartet and dance. Sc. 4: The Kitchen at the Baron's: Cinderella sings "For Love's Sake Only"; Pedro brings in boxes of new clothing and the abused Cinderella is compelled to dress the others, not-with-standing her father's attempts to protect her from the malignity of her stepsisters. After they leave FG appears and changes the cat into a page, a pumpkin into a coach, etc. A magical change of scene to Sc. 5: The Fairy Boudoir, where fairies enter as Perruquiers (hairdressers), Looking-glasses, Pincushions, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Jewellers, Florists, Perfumers, Powder Puffs, Fan-makers who fix Cinderella up, and, with Sylph Coquette, all enter into a Dance of Children, at the end of which the Fairy of the Slipper enters. Cinderella gets into the carriage and is warned about returning before midnight. Part II. Sc. 6: Near the Gates of the Palace: Chorus of Halberdiers, with entrances by the Grand Chamberlain and Alidoro, followed by Ministers of War, Marine, Finance, and Agriculture. The Grand Chamberlain sings "Our Brave, Brave Volunteers." All exit and Dandini appears to complain of the Prince's love-sick condition. Sc. 7: The Royal Palace, with illuminated gardens and numerous dances: a polka chorus, grand bal champétre illustrating the chronology of dance, guests in Roman Dress dancing to "Helen of Troy" in classic measure, followed by a pastoral dance, a pavane in Florentine dress suitable to the Romance of Romeo and Juliet, an Andalusian dance, a Nautch dance, a Tudor dance from "Henry VIII," a Gavotte, a Japanese dance, and the Grand Ballet, followed by a Grand Vocal Waltz. Thisbe and Clorinda discover that Dandini is not the Prince. Cinderella appears, and she and the Prince sing a duet and then a concerted number about ice cream. FG also appears, to the amazement of the guests, and blesses Cinderella's love. The Prince tries to send FG away, but she warns against laughing at love or boasting "thou'rt free," and the Prince acknowledges the mystery. Midnight strikes and Cinderella runs off, losing one of her slippers. Sc. 8: After the Ball: Cinderella flees homeward, accompanied by the cat. Others leave, disappointed at the sudden breaking up of the party and singing "After the Ball is Over." Sc. 9: Back in the Kitchen, or the Back Kitchen Again: Pedro consoles Cinderella; the others return, trumpets announce the arrival of Dandini, who tells of the slipper contest. Thisbe tries to bribe him. Sc. 10: Terrace outside the Palace: The Prince has had no luck finding his bride, but he dreams of her. The stepsisters try hard to make the slipper fit, then Cinderella appears, is opposed, then gets her chance. FG and Coquette appear and with a wave of the wand FG clothes Cinderella again in beautiful clothes. The Finale celebrates love and the wedding. Then, the Grand Transformation Scene entitled "From Storm to Sunshine," created by Henry Emden and pictorially illustrating Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony in nine pastoral scenes, followed by The Harlequinade, by Charles Lauri and Troupe, entitled "The Progress of Locomotion," in two scenes: 1. The Old Tabard Inn (1793) and "The Old Stage Coach"; and 2. The Admiralty Pier, Dover (1893) and "The Continental Mail." With Mr. Charles Lauri (Clown) Mr. E. Zanfretta (Pantaloon), Mr. H. Evens (Boots), Mr. H. Kitchen (Harlequin), Mr. F. Kitchen (Policeman), Mr. G. Aubrey (Ticket Inspector), Miss Minnie Tight (Columbine).]
Pantomime of Cinderella, by Fred Locke (d. 1907). Greenwich: W. T. Manning, 1893. Morton's Tenth Christmas Annual 1893-94. Morton Theatre, Greenwich. Performed every evening and matinees Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. 3pence. Managed and produced by George Morton. Scenery and mechanical changes designed and painted by Tom Bogue. Original music by D. C. McKenzie. Lyrics and vocals by W. F. Brooke. Ingenious and elaborate mechanical effects by T. Willis and assistants. Ballet by Mlle. Estelle. Popular songs of the day by several composers. Limelight effects by William Church. Costumes by Tom Bogue and Miss Jesson. Harlequinade invented and arranged by Gus Lowe. This publication is replete with several dozen advertisements.

[Sc. 1: Fairy land. Flora, Venus, Diana, Vesta, and Apollo broadcast peace and good will.

Diana: Trade's not so good as we could wish at present,
The outlook for the folks is far from pleasant.
I don't believe in Workmen's strikes, I say,
From Britain's shores they drive the trade away.
Flora: They lead to rioting and such like strife,
And as we've lately seen to loss of life.
Diana: I long to see the day when every nation
Will settle trade disputes by arbitration.

Malevolentio appears detesting the peace talk. He'll take his anger out on Cinderella, whom he will punish despite her grandmamma Diana. Sc. 2: A Forest Glade. Babette and Scribendi are out for the king's hunt. Prince Paragon, Dudine his valet, and his retinue appear and discuss his poverty. He will have to marry to make his fortune. He'll give a ball and find a rich woman. As they exit the stepsisters Angelina and Seraphina enter singing about spooning, then Baron Boozey and Euphrasia Freckles, the stepmother, along with Peter, Thomas, and James, carrying hampers for the prince. Cinderella enters with a ballet and verses of happiness despite being a household drudge. Diana puts her to sleep to dream of the Prince, who appears in fact dressed as his valet. He sees the "beauteous maid in rags" (p. 21), who awakens asking after the Prince. He thinks she's seen through his disguise. She is shy but he manages to get a kiss. She leaves and he's in love. The other hunters arrive along with the ugly sisters, who claim to be hunters too--hunters for fleas, according to Peter. Sc. 3: Baron's Brown Study. Angelina and Seraphina boast about who got the most attention from the Prince (really Dudine). Peter and Thomas express their love for Cinderella, with jokes against each other ("How dare you kiss me when my life is not insured") and scorn of the sisters. The Baron grumbles about his poverty. Sc. 4: Kitchen. Thomas, Peter and James would make collections. Many exchanges of insults. The Prince arrives as valet to announce the ball and share in some jam jokes. The Prince converses with Cinders and embraces her. The Baron finds them "in arms," which leads to jokes about flirtations in Greenwich, with rapid banter in couplets. After Cinderella dresses the sisters for the ball they leave. Diana then comes to help Cinders and turns the pumpkin into a coach, etc. Malevolentio appears at the back of the stage, calling his wicked sprites to thwart Diana. Sc. 5: Exterior of Baron's House. Cinders arrives and is met by the Prince. The others arrive. Euphrasia flirts with Dudine, thinking he's the prince. It gives him a "horrid fright." Angy and Seraphina fight over baggage and mashing. Sc. 6: Palace Courtyard or Garden. More banter from Scribendi, Babette, and the lot. Sc. 7: Ballroom, a scene introducing The Marvellous Korries and a Cosmopolitan Dance by Madle. Estelle. Time runs out but the music is so entrancing that Cinders' feet will not keep still. The Baron takes a nip of gin. Sc. 8: Exterior of Baron Boozey's Mansion. The grumblers return, the drunken Baron angry over how he's been "sold." He blames Kent Mineral Waters, but Peter knows it's Mountain Dew that's made a mountain of his head. Peter makes the slipper proclamation. Sc. 9: Reception Room. Prince Paragon anticipates the pleasure he will have as Cinderella claims the slipper, but is disappointed as she does not appear. The others try to squeeze into it. At last Cinders appears, the ugly sisters cry out: "Rage, Agony, Despair," then console each other. The shoe fits, Diana appears-- all cry out "A Fairy!" Diana forgives Cinders for ignoring the clock: "Your patient meekness now shall be requited."]

Cinderella, or The Magic Slipper. A Fairy Play in Five Acts, with Seven Tableaus. Written especially for The Children's Play by the Martin Studios. Willimantic, Conn., 1916.Cast: The Prince; The Count of York; Baron Slipperill; The Baroness; Alice and Sylvia, Cinderella's stepsisters; Ella, later named Cinderella, the Baron's daughter. Heralds, Courtiers, and Guards. The Fairy Godmother; Robert; Salambo the Fireking. Torchcarriers and Fairy Children.
[Act I: The Guild Hall of the Baron's Castle: Ella tends the house. A beggar named Robert appears, and she cares for him. Her father enters and announces his marriage. The stepfamily is introduced. They scorn Ella, and she returns their contempt. The Count appears announcing the ball. Cinderella is given the task of picking up grain. Robert says he can help and sends her to the Fairy Queen. He calls the spirits of the Ground to search out every grain to help poor Cinderella.Act II: Fairy Godmother's Cave: Robert worries since FG is not there. Salambo comes and they see through the first tableau that is FG being attacked by a bear. A knight appears and rescues her. Robert is relieved. FG and the Prince who rescued her appear. FG promises him a reward. She shows him Cinderella in the second Tableau--lonely, forsaken, but beautiful. The Prince's young blood rises impulsively. He sets out. Robert appears having rubbed the backs of FG's kittens to create electricity. Cinderella enters and in a flash FG transforms her dress and disposition. Salambo supplies the slippers, both talismans. They will protect her against evil spirits. Act III: Ballroom at the Palace: Prince keeps thinking of Cinderella as he meets others. She enters and he calls out "'Tis she! 'Tis she! By all the good spirits, it is she. Beautiful unknown, welcome to my palace." They have a good time while Robert diverts Sylvia and Alice. At midnight Robert whisks Cinderella to safety, leaving the Prince fastened to the floor. Act IV: The Cliffs: Cinderella wishes she were home. Robert will fetch a carriage. Salambo appears to abduct her as his Queen. Having lost one of the slippers, she has no power against him. The Baron and family return home; a Herald enters and announces the slipper contest. The Baroness plans to mutilate her daughters to make the slipper fit. Robert discovers that Cinderella has been stolen. A tableau reveals Salambo's Kingdom. The Fire Spirits hail their new Queen. Robert and the Count arrive to save her, but Salambo would throw them into the hottest furnace. But FG thwarts him. Salambo ends up in his own furnace.Act V: The Palace: The Prince awaits Cinderella as the Count recounts her rescue. The stepsisters attempt to make the slipper fit. With a shout Cinderella arrives. All is forgiven and FG pronounces the victory of innocence, now bestowed with Joy and Happiness. Fragrant flowers will strew her path of life.]
Cinderella: A Play for Children in Three Acts. By Eugenia Sheppard Black. The Junior League Plays. New York: Samuel French, 1928. Cast: Cinderella, slender, dainty with golden curls; Fairy Godmother, old lady in bonnet and shawl; Pink, Violet, and Buttercup, dainty fairies who flit about the stage; Countess Crosspatch, Cinderella's temperamental, overdramatic and jealous stepmother; Scold, her fat, whining, saccharine daughter; Sneer, the other daughter who dominates Scold and is a skinny pessimist with a deep, sharp voice; Fussbudget, the effeminate moustached prime minister; Prince Charming, decidedly a man romantically in love with Cinderella and bored by all else.
[Synopsis: Act I: Living Room of Countess Crosspatch's Castle. FG watches Cinderella sleep. Pink, Violet, and Buttercup decorate the room with warm colors and admire Cinderella. She awakens from pleasant dreams and is reassured. The Fairies hide as Crosspatch, Sneer, and Scold enter, mocking Cinderella. Fussbudget approaches with trumpets and announces the ball. Cinderella gets them ready and they leave. The Fairies reappear, transform a pumpklin and rats into the entourage, and FG gives Cinderella magic silver slippers that can clothe her with a wish when she arrives at the ball. Act II: The Ballroom. The Prince is bored, and Fussbudget tries to console him. Cinderella arrives and Fussbudget admires her dress while the Prince admires her. Alone at last they dance, but at midnight she flees, dropping the slipper. "What a pretty little foot she has." Act III: Crosspatch's Home. After the girls discuss the ball, Fussbudget arrives. The daughters try to fit the slipper but fail. Even the Countess (who's only thirty-one) tries. Then Cinderella rushes forward. The family tries to block her, but Fussbudget likes what he sees. The slipper fits, and the Prince enters to claim Cinderella. When FG appears to give her back her beautiful gown the Prince replies, "I love her best in her little ragged dress." The stepfamily is forgiven and promised advancement, the door opens disclosing the golden coach (FG's wedding gift), and the Prince takes Princess Charming off to happiness forever.]
Cinderella: A Pantomime in a Prologue and Three Acts. By K. O. Samuel. London and New York: Samuel French, 1930. [A revised version of this play was published by French in 1950. See below.] Cast: The Fairy Queen, The Prince, Cinderella, Baron Bombard, Billy (a boy in buttons), Lydia and Isabelle (the Ugly Sisters), Spi and Cop (two detectives), Fairy Godmother, Captain Chump, Carissima (a Lady-in-Waiting), and a Herald. Fairies, Villagers, Guests, Policemen, etc.
[Synopsis: Prologue: A Sylvan Glade. The fairies discuss what their play will be; one wants Bluebeard, another Aladdin, a third Peter Pan; an insistant fourth wants Hamlet, and a fifth suggests Cinderella, to which all but the fourth agree. So it will be Cinderella by a vote of 2177 to ll for Hamlet. A dejected Prince enters the glade, moping for a wife and happiness. The Queen reassures him and gives him a glimpse of Cinderella. The Prince proposes, but she replies that she is a member of the Middle Class. The Prince argues a precedent, however, since earls often marry chorus girls. The queen calls such thoughts shady, but Cinderella says don't discourage him: he's nice. The Prince promises to give a dance next week but the Fairy Queen warns him that he won't get her until the final curtain.Act I: The Baron's Kitchen. An opening chorus sets the situation: the Baron is broke and has detectives after him. Cinderella does all the work. A crash off stage produces the Baron with a large piece of a jig-saw puzzle that he has been making, except his new jig-saw's been upset. Cinderella wishes her pretty face would get her a wealthy marriage. Billy arrives with boxes of gowns for the ball. They don't weigh much which provokes the Baron to comment on the way women these days "ration" their clothes--"Their flimsy skirts get shorter still and shorter / Showing their legs the way they didn't oughter" (the play is in couplets!). The Baron has a toothache and finishes up the wine. Billy tries to get a kiss from Cinderella but gets a slap instead. The Ugly sisters come in to try on the gowns but are interrupted by the arrival of Cop and Spi, with a warrant. Policemen enter with a Chorus, then take the Baron away. The Uglies leave too, and the Detectives flirt with Cinderella then leave. FG enters through the chimney and prepares Cinderella for the ball. Act II: The Prince's Ballroom. The Prince talks with Chump about Cinderella's absence. They are stuck with Lydia and Isabelle. The Baron has made it after all and works on the wine. Spi and Cop help out, then take up with the Uglies. Cinderella arrives. She and the Prince discuss how people propose these days. They dance a pas de deux 'til midnight when Cnderella flees. All marvel over who she was and at the Prince's response. The men conclude she's a stunner but the women thinks its just the clothes she wore. Act III. FG consoles the Prince and sends him with the slipper to Baron Bombard, warning that they have locked Cinderella up for coming home late. You must rescue her immediately. The Baron, who's been hiding behind the curtain, can hardly believe it's Cinderella that the Prince loves. He tells Billy and fantasizes what it would be like to be out of debt. Cop and Spi propose to the Uglies and get the answer they've been waiting--"Yes!" The Herald arrives with the slipper. Isabelle remembers Hamlet's famous remark, "The shoe's the thing!" The Uglies try the slipper but retire limping. Then the Prince enters leading Cinderella by the hand. The slipper fits and Cinderella observes that dreams come true. And, "as Shakespeare said--he always put it right, / 'Our true intent is all for your delight'."]
Cinderella in Pantomime. In Three Acts, by Adele P. Hoon. Dayton, Ohio: Paine Publishing Company, 1931. Characters in order of appearance: Story-teller, Stepmother, Her Two Daughters, Cinderella, King's Herald, Fairy Godmother, King, Queen, Court Jester, Bugler, Prince, King's Guard (group), Princesses from Spain (any number), Princess Isabella, Gypsy Maiden, English Peasants (girls and boys), Court Ladies (any number), Noblemen (any number), Pages (any number), Maids (any number), Sailors of the King's Navy (any number).
[In this pantomime the story-teller has all the words. Synopsis: Time: Long Ago. Place: Merry England. Time of Playing: One and a half to two hours. Act I. Living room of Cinderella's home where she is a little drudge for the Stepmother and two Stepsisters. The King's Herald appears with the wonderful news of the ball, then also Cinderella's Fairy Godmother with more wonderful news still--Cinderella will attend. Act II. Ball Room of the Palace. All is gayety. Cinderella appears, an unexpected guest, and proves the envy of all. She departs suddenly at midnight, losing her slipper, and the Prince declares his intention to marry the one it fits. Act III, sc. 1: Who can wear the golden slipper? Many exotic women try, but fail, despite fine dancing. Sc. 2: The King's Herald at last finds Cinderella and the slipper fits her perfectly. The Herald escorts her to the palace, and she marries the Prince. They await their throne, and Cinderella at last finds comoplete happiness.]
Cinderella: Basic Pantomime in Three Acts, by P. H. Adams and Conrad Carter. London: Samuel French, 1944. Cast: Baron Egbert Hangover, Baroness Hangover (formerly a fishwife selling winkles), her ugly daughters Hortense and Ermyntrude, Cinderella, Buttons (Lord Stoneleigh, in disguise), The Fairy Godmother, The Prince Charming, Footmen, Men-at-Arms, Guests at the Ball.
[Act I. Sc. 1: The Uglies come to breakfast, impressed with their rise in station, practicing their scorn of the lower classes and new table manners. Buttons brings news of the Ball. Buttons will help Cinderella with her work so that she can go too. Sc. 2: The Baron's Attic. We learn of Buttons' real identity and his love of Cinderella as he plays dice with Egbert. Sc. 3: The Kitchen. The Baroness overhears Buttons ridiculing her and kicks him in the pants. The Uglies dress and Cinderella gives them dancing lessons. They leave and the Fairy Godmother appears, makes the coach, horses, and footmen from pumpkins, rats and mice, dresses Cinderella, with glass slippers, and Buttons takes her to the Ball. Act II. Sc. 1: Ante-room of the Palace Ballroom. Buttons and the Prince talk; everyone arrives, dancing and cavorting. Sc. 2: Palace Gardens. Cinderella and the Prince talk, and the Baroness and her daughters try to remember where they have seen the princess before. They flirt with Lord Stoneleigh. Sc. 3: The Ante-room. Midnight and Cinders flees. Act III. Sc. 1: Road to the Baron's house. Buttons and Baron chat while the Baroness spies on them. Sc. 2: Baron's Kitchen. Cinders serves and learns about the Ball; the Baron practices his trumpet and is thought to be drunk; Buttons arrives with news of the slipper fitting. It fits Cinders, and the Prince is shocked at her grubbiness. The Fairy Godmother appears, takes her aside and returns her in ball gown etc. Now the Prince is happy. A big chorus finale.]
Cinderella: A Pantomime, by K. O. Samuel. London: Samuel French, 1950. Cast: Baron Bamboozle, Baroness Bamboozle, Spy and Cop the Brokers' Men, Prince Charming, Dandini, Bluebelle and Maybelle the Ugly Sisters, Cinderella, Buttons, a Watchman, the Sergeant, Fairy Godmother, the Guide, the Herald, a chorus of villagers, huntsmen, guests at the ball, etc., and a fairy ballet.
[Sc. 1: The Village Green: The Baron hunts for his wife, she for Buttons, when the Prince enters hunting. He's thirsty and stops by the Bamboozle house where he gets a drink from Cinderella. He invites them all to the ball. Sc. 2: A Street in the Village: a comic interlude between Cop and his baby, Spy, and the Watchman before the curtain while the main set is being changed. Sc. 3: The Baron's Kitchen: a massive scene in which the stepsisters make demands on Cinderella in preparation for the ball, Buttons returns and, in his affection for Cinderella, wishes she would stay home; the fairy Godmother appears, prepares Cinderella, and sets her out to the palace. Sc. 4: Outside the castle: a military drill, a tour-guide, and commonfolk gather outside the castle. The Bamboozles arrive for the ball; the Prince disguised as Dandini observes the lot of them and gives coins to the singers. The Bamboozles enter the palace as the Prince does and the Baron tips him with one of the coins tossed to the singer. Sc. 5: The Ballroom: After some confusion over who is who, Cinderella arrives and dances with the Prince. At midnight she disappears leaving only her slipper. Sc. 6: Outside the castle: Spy and Cop see the beggar wench flee the castle and disappear into the Bamboozle residence. The forelorn Prince searches outside the castle and meets the Fairy Godmother who reads marriage in his palm. Cop and Spy keep their secret. Sc. 8: The Throne Room: aristocrats come to try on the slipper--Baroness Bamboozle and her ugly daughters included. The slipper fits none. Then Spy and Cop bring in Cinderella in her rag-dress. The Prince sees her, is enthralled, learns her name--Cinderella--and loves it. The slipper fits and Cinderella gives the epilogue, asking pardon for any faults: "As Shakespeare wrote--he always put it right, / 'Our true intent is all for your delight'."]
Cinderella, by Derek Salberg. Performed at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. 1950-51. Dir. Derek Salberg. The 56 page souvenir programme includes the complete script. Cast: Fairy Queen (Betty Nelson), Dandini (Ruthene Leclerc), stepsister Buttercup (Terry Kendall), stepsister Daisy (Nick Nissen), Baron Hardup (Michael Moore), Cinderella (Betty Leslie-Smith), Prince Charming (Helene Cooney), Buttons (Norman Wisdom), broker's men Lancelot & Adrian (The Aberdonians), and Three Monarchs, Six Gotham Singers, Lehmiski Ladies, Alexandra Babes, and The Douglas George Lilliput Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act i, Sc. One (Prologue) The Fairy Glade; Sc. Two: A Forest in Florazel; Sc. Three: The Library at Hardup Hall; Sc. Four: The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir; Sc. Five: The Library at Hardup Hall; Sc. Six: The Kitchen;Sc. Seven: Cinderella's Bouquet. Interval. Act II, Sc. Eight: On the Way to the Ball; Sc. Nine: The Colonnade; Sc. Ten: The Palace Ballroom; Sc. Eleven: The Baron's Backdoor; Sc. Twelve: The Village of Stoneybroke; Sc. Thirteen: A Land Near Hardup Hall; Sc. Fourteen: The Clock Strikes Twelve. [Baron Hardup is broke because he spent all his money on beer. The prince comes disguised as Dandini. Cinders is kind to an old lady in the wood, who turns into the fairy godmother. The transformation happens by means of a drumroll and a blackout.]

 
Cinderella. King’s, Edinburgh. Opened 15 December 1950. Producer, Freddie Carpenter. Director, Steward Cruikshank. Cast: Eddie Reindeer,  Bartlett and Ross (Ugly Sisters), Carol Eric, Betty Shaw, Rolly and Arry, Hope Jackman, Billy Sutton, Peter Glover, Betty Bowden, Lawson’s Famous Ponies, and the Full London Ballet.

CinderellaHippodrome, Margate. Opened 23 December 1950. Director, R.B. Salisbury. Dance Production, Ruth Sendler. Cast: Gordon Craig (Buttons); Lisbeth Redgate (Cinderella); Terry Cole and Dave Lodge (Broker’s Men); Eve Warren (Prince Charming); Jean Filsell (Dandini); Norman Earland (Tottie); Yvette Yorke (Tattie); Pamela Raynor (Fairy Godmother); Peter Murray (Landlord); Philip Becker (Baron de Broke); Katrina Cone (Fairy); Anthony Farmer and Terry Sartain (Flunkeys).

CinderellaStreatham Hill Theatre, London. Opened 25 December 1950. Producer, Sydney Smith. Dance Arranger, Doreen Austin. Conductor, Joseph Tunbridge. Cast: Anthony Gordon (Father Time); Betty Sagon (Fairy Godmother); Stella Moray (Dandini); Tim Dormonde and Clive Dunn (The Broker’s Men); Freddie Foss (Jule); Fred Kitchen (Myrtle); Johnny Kavanagh (Baron Stoneybroke); Eddie Leslie (Buttons); Gwyneth Lascelles (Prince Charming); Nancy Burne (Cinderella); The Alva Brothers (Donkey); Pauline Innes (Principle Dancer)
Synopsis of Scenes: Part I: Prologue (The Clock), Sc.One: The Woodland Glade, Sc. Two: The Baron’s Library, Sc. Three: The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Hall, Sc. Four: The Fairy Garden, Sc. Five: The Transformation of Cinderella’s Dream of Fairyland; The Butterfly Ballet: a -  (The Vista of Flowers), b -  (Cinderella’s Jewels) c -  (The Powder Puff) d - (The Birth of Love); Interval (12 minutes). Part II: Sc. Six: Outside the Palace Gates, Sc. Seven: The Prince’s Ballroom, Sc. Eight: Corridor in the Palace, Sc. Nine: On the Road Home, Sc. Ten: Ante-rooms in Stoneybroke Hall, Sc. Eleven: Wedding Reception at the Palace. 

Cinderella. Her Majesty’s, Carlisle. Opened 26 December 1950. Director, Fraser Neal.  Producer, Bobby Dixon. Conductor, Peter Evans.  Cast: Alexis Crombie (Cinderella); Billy Stutt (Buttons); Vi Day (Prince); Vicky Lester (Dandini); Valerie Mason (Fairy Godmother); Stewart Brown (Demon Malice);  Artie Mayne (Baron); Jack Cygne and Louis Dixon ( Broker’s Men); Mamie Dean and Bobby Dixon (Ugly Sisters); George and Marius Biddal (Horse);  Five Biddals, Dean, Dixon, and Day (Specialities); Ten Tyneside Tappas (Specialities); Elite Ten (Specialities). This production later moved to Edinburgh, playing at the Gaiety Theatre in Leith.

Cinderella. Opera House, Cheltenham. Opened 26 December 1950. Producer, Wilfred Simpson. Directors, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Simpson. Cast: Mary Chester (Cinderella); Anita Douglas (Prince);  Stan Sanders (The Baron); Ken Ryan and Johnnie Stanton (Sisters); Ron Clark (Buttons); Joe Adami (Clown); Charles Vendor (Flunkey);  Pat Bowl (Dandini); Jean Carlin (the Duke of Deedledum);  Sylvia Addison (Fairy Godmother); Joan Cooper’s Academy Girls (Chorus).
[The January 18th edition of The Stage includes a Personalia for Anita Douglas. Douglas began her career with the Vienna Opera Company and toured Europe and Egypt with Richard Tauber before coming to England in 1939 with the Russian Opera Company. She worked for E.N.S.A and in the West-End Cabarets during World War II. Douglas also worked in television before she started appearing in Cinderella. The Personalia mentions that Douglas is eager to continue her career in West End musical comedy. (Personalia also includes a picture)]
 
Cinderella. New Theatre, Oxford. Opened 26 December 1950. Director, Alec Shanks. Producer, Jack Hylton. Musical Arrangements, Freddie Bretherton. Dance Arrangements, Bobbie Collins. Cast: Joan Davies (Cinderella); Duggie Wakefield (Buttons); Billie Nelson and Chuck O’Neil (Broker’s Men); Bobbie Kimber and Vincent Ryan (Ugly Sisters); Valerie Tandy (Dandini);  Audrey Jeans (Prince Charming); Roy Jefferies (Baron Stoneybroke); Ann Lydekker and Sylvia Carr (Dancers); Elanor Beam’s Babes (Acrobatics); Gilbert’s Ponies (Appearance).

Cinderella. Regal, Southend. Producer, David Kennington. Director, Johnnie Riscoe. Dance Arrangements, Violet Terry.  Cast: Jean Dene (Cinderella); Sylvia Hylton (Prince Charming); Billie Brenchley (Dandini); Joan Hurley and Phyllis Green (Ugly Sisters); Vic Silver (Buttons); Shenton Harris (The Baron); Miss Elaine (Fairy Godmother); Dagenham Girl Pipers; Boy Derek (Acrobatics).
[In the January 11th 1951 edition of The Stage, the cast of Cinderella took out an ad to thank Johnnie Riscoe for paying full salaries for the Christmas week. The ad also mentions that the cast has begun their tour.]

Cinderella. Granada, Tooting. Opened 26 December 1950. Directors, Lew and Leslie Grade, Cast: Brenda Dean (Cinderella); Victoria Campbell (Prince Charming); Celia Hart (Dandini); George Cameron and Leslie Noyes (Ugly Sisters); Hal Monty (Buttons); Bart Norman (Baron Bakrupt); Eddie Black and Kirk Stevens (Broker’s Men); Jean Edwards (Fairy Godmother); Roy Stevens and Bob Trent (Hector the Horse); Marie de Vere (Dance Arrangements); Hall, Norman, and Ladd; The Balladinis; the Canova Brothers; Marie de Vere’s dancers; and the Beam’s Babes (Solos and Specialities). 

Cinderella. Richmond. N/A. Cast: Pamela Galloway (Cinderella); Hilary Allen (Prince Charming); Jack Norman (Buttons); Fred Noon and Dudley Dale (Ugly Sisters); Rowena Gregory (Dandini); Stanley Vilven (Baron); Jean Ireland (Fairy Godmother); Keith Leggett, Kim Grant, and John Beresford Cooksey (smaller parts); the Playboys (Broker’s Men); Vida Goodall and Rosemany Andrews’ Corps de Ballet (Dancers); Dudley Dale Boy Singers (appearance); Joseph Alexander (Costumes); George Paddon Foster (Scenary).
[January 18th edition of The Stage mentions that Kim Grant replaced Norman as Buttons for three performances during the week of January 7th – January 12th. Norman was ill with influenza.]

Cinderella. Alexandra. Opened 26 December 1950. Director, Derek Salberg. Cast: Betty Leslie-Smith (Cinderella); Betty Nelson (Fairy Godmother); Helene Cooney (Principal Boy); Ruthene le Clere (Dandini); Terry Kendall and Nick Nissen (Ugly Sisters); Michael Moore (Baron Hardup): Norman Wisdom (Buttons); the Aberdonians, the Six Gotham Singers, and the Lehmiski Ladies (Appearances).

Cinderella. Tower Theatre, New Brighton. Opened 26 December 1950.  Producer, Jackson Earle. Cast: Peggy Naylor (Cinderella); Joan Miller (Prince Charming); Jackson Earle (Buttons); Nita Valerie and Doreen Davis (Ugly Sisters); Peggy Bourne (Dandini); Michael Shane (Baron); Audrey Ritchie’s corps de ballet, Gladys Bleasdale’s Babes, and La Rose and Company (Features and Appearances). 
 
CinderellaHippodrome. Opened 4 January 1951. Director, John D. Robertson. Cast: Shirley Lenner (Cinderella); Olive Dale (Prince Charming); Issy Bon (Buttons); Vera McLean (Dandini); Austin Hartford (Baron); Dorothy Williams (Sally the Maid); Hilda Heath and Eric Plant (Ugly Sisters); Joan Carpenter (Fairy); Eric James (Demon and Lackey); Sylvia and Doreen Stevens (Piano and Accordian); Edith Clarke’s 12 Dainty Maids and 12 Dainty Dots; Kirby’s Flying Ballet (Appearances). 
 
Cinderella, by Derek Salberg. Performed at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. 1950-51. Dir. Derek Salberg. The 56 page souvenir programme includes the complete script. Cast: Fairy Queen (Betty Nelson), Dandini (Ruthene Leclerc), stepsister Buttercup (Terry Kendall), stepsister Daisy (Nick Nissen), Baron Hardup (Michael Moore), Cinderella (Betty Leslie-Smith), Prince Charming (Helene Cooney), Buttons (Norman Wisdom), broker's men Lancelot & Adrian (The Aberdonians), and Three Monarchs, Six Gotham Singers, Lehmiski Ladies, Alexandra Babes, and The Douglas George Lilliput Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act i, Sc. One (Prologue) The Fairy Glade; Sc. Two: A Forest in Florazel; Sc. Three: The Library at Hardup Hall; Sc. Four: The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir; Sc. Five: The Library at Hardup Hall; Sc. Six: The Kitchen;Sc. Seven: Cinderella's Bouquet. Interval. Act II, Sc. Eight: On the Way to the Ball; Sc. Nine: The Colonnade; Sc. Ten: The Palace Ballroom; Sc. Eleven: The Baron's Backdoor; Sc. Twelve: The Village of Stoneybroke; Sc. Thirteen: A Land Near Hardup Hall; Sc. Fourteen: The Clock Strikes Twelve. [Baron Hardup is broke because he spent all his money on beer. The prince comes disguised as Dandini. Cinders is kind to an old lady in the wood, who turns into the fairy godmother. The transformation happens by means of a drumroll and a blackout.]
Cinderella. Globe. Cast: Hazel Wilson (Cinderella); Eileen Bishop (Prince Charming); Davy Kaye (Buttons); Connie Graham and Hal Scott (Ugly Sisters); Earl and Oscar (Broker’s Men); Leslie Rome (Baron); Muriell Savage (Dandini); The Great Waldo Troupe (Acrobatics).

Cinderella. Alhambra, Morecambe. Producer, Rex Deering. Writer, Rex Deering. Director, Percy M. Turner. Cast: Vera Delmonte (Cinderella); Kay Hamilton (Prince Charming). Bert Edgar (Buttons); Hal Dennis and Will Clarkson (Ugly Sisters); Greta Leigh (Dandini); Gordon Daisley (Baron Hardup); Emily Bewicke’s Marex Girls and Lilian Gleave’s Kingstonettes (Dancers); Hayes Miniature Shetland Ponies and Illuminated Coach (Feature).
[January 18th, 1951 edition of The Stage mentions Cinderella performance at the Alhambra in Glasgow. The cast included Harry Gordon, Alec Finlay, Duncan Macrae, and Donald Layne-Smith.]

Cinderella. Repertory Theatre, Wellington. Producer, Roger Weldon. Script, Barbara Gordon and Basil Thomas. Costumes, Pamela Marr. Settings, Dorothy Draper. Music, Stanly Fields. Cast: Gillian Brown (Cinderella); Roger Weldon (Buttons); Pamela Marr (Prince Charming); Ann Elsden (Fairy Godmother); Molly Callow (Dandini); Michael Shannon (Baliff); Donald Cashfield (Baron de Broke); Norman Jackson and Reginald Jessup (Ugly Sisters); Joan Murray (Guest); Joan Gordon and her dancers (Dancers). 
 
Cinderella. Royal, Worchester. Opened around 26 December (in its 4th week on 18th January).  Producer, Jimmy Slater. Cast: Irene Byrne (Cinderella); Gene Patton (Buttons); Mildred Hammonds (Prince Charming); Martyn and Cooke (Clowns); Fred Rolls and Vic Paternoster (Ugly Sisters); Jack Marytn ((Baron); Frances Hughes) Fairy Godmother); Mildred Carroll (Dandini); Steven Trayner (Flunkey); Margaret Bullen (Ballerina); Ted Brierley (no role listed); The Goldwyns, Jimmy Slater’s Ten Glamour Lovelies, Miss Gleaves’ Ten Liverpool Starlets (Specialities). 

Cinderella on Ice. Ritz Theatre, Wigan; Alma Theatre, Luton; Hippodrome, Lewisham; Empire, Croydon; Grand, Mansfield. Producers, Vic Templar and Della Sweetman.  Cast: George and Fred Eastwood (Ugly Sisters); Jean Sweetman (Prince Charming). Limited run 26 December 1950 – 1 January 1951.
[The February 22nd, 1951 edition of The Stage features a picture of Sweetman in costume.]
 
Cinderella. Regent, King’s Cross. Producer, Elkan Simon.
[The January 11th, 1951 edition of The Stage mentions Cynthia Benabo, a student a the Marion Ross Stage School, replacing Jane Martin’s Cinderella at the last minute. Suddenly indisposed with laryngitis, Martin was unable to perform the Saturday matinee show. Benabo stepped in and performed the role without a rehearsal. She is the youngest known actress to perform as Cinderella.]

Cinderella. Lyceum, Sheffield. Director, John Beaumont. Cast: Peggy Thompson (Prince Charming); Ernest Arley; Gloria Day; Vic Gordon; Joe Ritchie; the Cox Twins (acrobatics); Sara Gregory; Joe Ritchie; and Four Botonds.
[The February 15th edition of The Stage mentions that the production’s run was extended through March 17th. The February 22nd edition of The Stage states that the production will continue until March 24th.]
 
Cinderella. Empire, Dewsbury. Opened around the last week of December 1950 for a 12 week run. Producer, Reg Bolton. Director, Richard Stephenson. Cast: Jacqueline Boyers (Cinderella);  Reg Bolton (Peter the Page); Hylda Baker (Baroness); Dave McMurray and Lucille Gaye (Ugly Sisters); Stella Holles (Prince Charming); Arthur Summer (Baron); Four Graham Brothers (Broker’s Men); Charles Adey and Dawn; Mollie O’Connor; June Lynette; Zio Angels and Junior Missus (supporting cast); the Melomaniacs (Specialities).
[The January 18th, 1951 edition of The Stage lists an ad for the “Complete Pantomime Cinderella” for hire. Pieces include 15 scenes, all costumes, chorus shoes (16), as well as Principals’ and chorus wigs. Potential buyers are encouraged to see the entire set at work during a showing of “Cinderella”.The January 25th edition of The Stage states that the production would extend its run until the middle of March, after which the Saxon Players Repertory Company would resume their activities.]
 
Cinderella. Regent, Truro, St. Austell, and Tunbridge. Director, Reg Lever. Cast: Monica Woods (Cinderella); Elsie Winsor (Prince Charming); Hetty Brayne (Dandini); Johnny Ladd and Frankie Murray (Ugly Sisters); the Dehl trio (Broker’s Men); Rex Rashley (Buttons); Madame Leslie’s 8 Yorkshire Mites, Wendy Duncan’s 8 Fleurette’s, Maurice Chester’s illuminated coach, and Mrs. Reynolds-Sam’s Shetland ponies (Specialties).
 
Cinderella. New Northampton. Cast: George Moon, Hannah Watt, Joan Burden, Charles Jones, Max Russell, Burt Twins, Donovan and Byl, Doreen Hinton, the London Quartette, the Pauline Grant Corps de Ballet, Eileen Rogan Babes, Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt Drake’s Royal Cream Ponies, and Miss Malta’s Dog Revue.
[The February 15th edition of The Stage mentions that the production had been a huge success. Following the show’s run, 20,000 pounds worth of renovations would begin on the New. A picture of George Moon, Hannah Watt, Charles Jones, and Joan Burden accompanies the announcement.]
 
CinderellaPavilion, Torquay. Director, Clarkson Rose. Producer, “Bill” Scott Gordon. Conductor, Charles Tovey. Cast: “Bill” Scott Gordon (Buttons); Shirley Brett (Cinderella); Joyce Goodwin (Prince Charming); Pat Beryl (Dandini); Maitland Moss (Baron de Broke); Don Trasker and Rov Earl (Ugly Sisters); Nicol and Kemble (Broker’s Men); Lita Tovey (Fairy Godmother); Richard Lancaster (Major Domo); Graham Nelson Ballet (ensemble); Twelve Graham Nelson Juveniles (acrobatics). Songs: “Buttons Choir,” “Land of Make-Believe,” “Be My Love,” “Too late Now,” “Voices of Spring,” “Winter Weather.”
 
Cinderella. His Majesty’s, Johannesburg. Director, Philip D. Levard. Orchestra, Raymond Agoult. Ballet, Faith de Villiers. Scenery design, Roy Cooke. Cast: Tommy Trinder (Buttons); Lois Green (Cinderella); Elizabeth French (Prince Charming); Ford and Sheen (Ugly Sisters); Tom Payne (Baron Bentonbroke); Jane Corda (Dandini)
[The February 15th, 1951 edition of The Stage mentions that the production will end its run in Johannesburg on February 17th. The production will then tour Salisbury and Bulawayo before it travels to Cape Town. Once there, the show will run at the Alhambra until March 31st “In order to give the public of Rhodesia an opportunity to see…a predominantly British cast.”]

Cinderella. Hippodrome, Hulme. – March 1951? Director, Jack Taylor. Cast: Joseph Locke also credited as Josef Locke (Baron Hardup); Jean Williams (Cinderella); Gus Aubry and Peter Webster (Ugly Sisters); June Barrie (Prince Charming); Marie Joy (Dandini); Frank Randle. Songs include “You Are My Heart’s Delight,” “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” and “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do”.
 
Cinderella. Alhambra, Glasgow. Director, Tom Arnold. Cast: Harry Gordon; Alec Finlay; Robert Wilson;  Duncan Macrae.
 
A Fig for Cinderella. Thursday, March 1st, 1951. Interval Club. Written and composed by Freda Gordon-Hall. Cast: Ruth Rees; Lucy Craig; and Gabrielle Day.
 
Cinderella. Covent Garden. Opened March 12th. Sadler’s Wells Ballet Club. Music, Serge Prokofiev. Choreographer, Frederick Ashton. Costume and Scenery, Jean-Denis Malcles. Cast: Margot Fonteyn, Violetta Elvin, and Nadia Nerina (Cinderella); Michael Somes (Prince Charming); John Hart (replacement for Michael SomesAlexander Grant (Jester); Frederick Ashton and Kenneth Macmillan (Ugly Sisters); Robert Helpmann (Evil Stepmother); Ray Powell (replacement for Frederick Ashton). 

Cinderella. Old Palace, St. Aldates. Opened 6 December 1951. Producer, Michael Codron. Book and Lyrics, Michael Codron. Music, Stanley Meyers. Choreographer, Brian Tesler. Cast: Daphne Levens (Fairy Godmother); Michael Murray (Prince Charming); Liz McEwan; John Smithard; Leonard Webb (Buttons); Jeanne Lewis (Dandini); Clement Crisp and Harvey McGregor (Ugly Sisters). Songs: “Proctoriany”, “A Terrible Evening,” “Cinderella Was a Smart, Smart Girl,” ‘Can Can.”
 
Cinderella. The Princes, Opened December 13th, 1951. Director, Betram Montague. Producer, Maxwell Wray. Book and Lyrics, Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Ballet, Iris Kirkwhite and Mme Darmora. Décor, Joseph Carl. Cast:  Derek Roy (Buttons); Vic Ford and Chris Sheen (Ugly Sisters); Cheryl Lind (Cinderella); Christine Norden (Prince Charming); Janet Brown (Dandini); Charles Stephen (Baron Hardup); Barbour Brothers (The Artful Brokers); Shelagh Dey (Fairy Godmother). Peter Brothers and Thunder; Loyal, Max, and Lole (clowns); Shelagh Dey and Jeanne Hartley (Columbine and Harlequin); Mabel and the Four Chesters; Vocalion Quartette; Peggy O’ Farrell’s Tiny Tappas; Iris Kirkwhite Dancers.

Cinderella. Hippodrome, Brighton.  Opened 24 December 1951. Director, Prince Littler. Book, Marriot Edgar. Additional Scenes, Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Setting and effects, Leonard Dainton. Cast: Eddie Leslie (Buttons); Freddie Foss and Richard Gilbert (Ugly Sisters); Harry Childs and Benny Furst (Broker’s Men); Johnny Kavanagh (Baron); Nancy Burne (Cinderella); Gwyneth Lascelles (Prince Charming); Rene Powell (Dandini); Betty Sagon (Fairy). Songs: “What a Day,” “The Loveliest Night of the Year.” 
 
Cinderella. Wolverhampton. December 1951 Director, Derek Salberg. Cast: Norman Wisdom (Buttons)

Cinderella. Empire, Newcastle-on-tyne. Opened 22 December 1951 - ? Producer, Bert Bright. Cast: Max Bygraves (Buttons); George Bolton (Baroness); Charles Dokes and Donald Layne-Smith (Ugly Sisters); Lisbeth Lennon (Prince Charming); Dandini (Gloria Day); Max Russell (Baron); Jean Hart (Good Fairy); Virginia Vernon (Cinderella). Songs: “The Sunshine of Your Smile,” “Sing After Me,” “Be My Love.” 

Cinderella. Empire, Portsmouth. Opened 26 December 1951 - ? Book and Production, E.J. Hinge. Cast:  Billy “Uke” Scott” (Buttons); Mary O’Neil (Cinderella); Peggy Leslie (Prince Charming); Sam Kern and Roy de Yong (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Wallis (Baroness); Billy Dunn (Baron); Elsie Grant (Dandini); Sid Kirby and Micky Hayes (Broker’s Men); Patricia Davage (Fairy Godmother); Jack Blakemen (Flunkey); Tony Cavell (Coachmen); Madam Courtenay’s Tiny Tots (chorus); Blakeman Trio (specialties). Songs: “I’m the Little Fella Who’s in Love with Cinderella,” “I Wonder,” “I Would Still Love You,” “Not For All the Dreams in Dreamland,” “Number One Honeymoon Lane,” “Land of Make-Believe.” 
 
Cinderella. Camberwell Palace. Director, A.A. Shenburn. Cast: Nick Franks (Buttons); Douglas Harris and Ken Lucas (Ugly Sisters); Len Childs (Baroness Hardup); Tommy Truman (Baron Hardup); Rita Garnsey (Cinderella); Peggy Stone (Prince Charming); Evelyn Sharpe (Fairy Skylark); Mollie Woods (Dandini); Monique Tomsett (Fairy Twinkletoes); Con Cooke and Rom Smith (The Broker’s Men); Linda Gaye (First Creditor); Ivy Reynold’s Ten Camberwell Babes and Twelve Crinoline Ladies (Chorus); London Scottish Dancers and Pipers; Three Cassandras; Percy Rich and Eva. Songs: “Always,” The Loveliest Night of the Year,” “Because of You,” “I Heard a Robin Sing”. 

Cinderella. Empire, Shepherd’s Bush. – 3 January 1952?  Director, Will Collins. Cast: Davy Kaye (Buttons); Hazel Wilson (Cinderella); Burt Twins (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Rome (Baron de Broke); Noele Austen (Dandini); Betty Hunt (Fairy Queen); Stella Lewis (Prince Charming); Derek Dickson; the Marettas (acrobatics); Ballet Royale; Marianne Balchin (ballerina); Rene Martin’s Juveniles (acrobatics). Songs: “The Wedding of the Brush and Comb,” “Not For All The Dreams in Dreamland,” “Because of You,” “My Love Is Only For You.”

Cinderella. Penge Essoldo. 26 December 1952 - ? Producer, Hedley Claxton. Musical Arrangements, Eddie Atkins. Dance Arrangements, Elizabeth York. Scenery, Rene Paskin. Cast: Adele French (Prince Charming); Miriam Pearse (Dandini); Maureen Melvin (Cinderella); Arthur Scott and Betty Foster (Ugly Sisters); Elizabeth York (Fairy Godmother); Hedley Claxton (Baron Hardup); Jimmy Paige (Buttons); Swan and Leigh (Jesters); Twelve Cone-Ripman Dancers; Twelve Doris Holford Juveniles.  

Cinderella. Pavilion, Liverpool. Opened 26 December 1951 –  26 January 1952.  Director, Jack Taylor. Cast: Issy Bon (Buttons); Alex Munro and Tommy Willis (Ugly Sisters); Jean Williams (Cinderella); Marion Gordon (Prince Charming); Joan Rexano (Dandini); John Joyce Young Ladies and John Joyce Babes (specialities and chorus). Songs: “ Daddy’s Little Girl,” “To Prove My Love for You,” “Violetta,” “Be My Love,” “Because of You.”
 
Cinderella. Regent, Rotherham. 22 December 1952 - ? Producer, Stanley William Croft. Orchestra, George Bishop. Cast: Peggy Barrett (Dandini); Lillian Day (Prince); Kim Mervyn (Cinderella); Norma Elliott (Mary); Patricia Eaves (Fairy); Bill Waddington (Buttons); Joe Gibbons and Bryan Lloyd (Ugly Sisters); Pip and Pop (The Broker’s Men); Les Traversos; the Four Whirlwinds; Cecil Reed and Chester’s Ponies; the Merry Three; Twelve Pantomime Babes; John Pearce; Richard Eaton; Joyce Sopwith’s Ballet Troupe. Songs: “What Does It matter?” “Be My Love,” “I Don’t Want a Pie with a Plum In,” “Chipperty Pop,” “Sing, Sing, Sing”.
 
Cinderella. Royal Court, Liverpool. Opened 22 December 1951 - January 1952. Producer, Freddie Carpenter. Book, Peter Coke. Music and Orchestrations, Ellis Midgley. Conductor, Philip Martell. Scenery and Costumes, Berkeley Sutcliffe. Cast: Carol Eric (Prince Charming); Reg Varney (Buttons); Bartleet and Ross (Ugly Sisters); Hope Jackman (Dandini); Kenneth Henry (Baron); Nicolette Roeg (Cinderella); Betty Bowden (Fairy Godmother); Malcolm Goddard, Roma Boswell, Peta Parry, and Joy Harvey (Dancers); Rolly and Arry (specialities). Songs: “Great Day,” “Because of You,” “Beyond the Blue Horizon,” “Sing As We Go,” “Unless,” “Fairy on a Christmas Tree,” “I’ll Follow My Secret Heart,” “ Shanghai,” “Sing After Me.” Ballet: “The Search of the Silver Slipper.”

Cinderella. Attercliffe Palace. Opened 24 December 1951 – January 1952? Producer, Tom Moss. Dance Arrangements, Valerie Wyn. Cast: Ricky Preston (Prince Charming); Josie Turner (Cinderella); Tom Moss (Buttons); Carol Gatley (Dandini); Stella Boakes and Vera Howard (Country Girl and Country Boy); Shenton Harris (Baron); Jeff Smith and Jerry Nichols (Ugly Sisters); the Checkmates (Mutt and Jeff); Valerie Wyn (Fairy Godmothers); Frank White (Footman and Demon); Marie de Vere’s Ladies and Kathleen Wright’s Sunshine Babes (chorus). Songs: “I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile,” “Because of You,” “Trisch Trasch”, “Ivy Rag.” 

Cinderella. Empire, Portsmouth. Opened 26 December 1951 - ? Book and Production, E.J. Hinge. Cast:  Billy “Uke” Scott” (Buttons); Mary O’Neil (Cinderella); Peggy Leslie (Prince Charming); Sam Kern and Roy de Yong (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Wallis (Baroness); Billy Dunn (Baron); Elsie Grant (Dandini); Sid Kirby and Micky Hayes (Broker’s Men); Patricia Davage (Fairy Godmother); Jack Blakemen (Flunkey); Tony Cavell (Coachmen); Madam Courtenay’s Tiny Tots (chorus); Blakeman Trio (specialties). Songs: “I’m the Little Fella Who’s in Love with Cinderella,” “I Wonder,” “I Would Still Love You,” “Not For All the Dreams in Dreamland,” “Number One Honeymoon Lane,” “Land of Make-Believe.”
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Salford. Producer, Ernest Binns. Cast: Dorothy Stanley (Cinderella); Hermione Clark (Prince Charming); Ivy Luck (Dandini); Martin Gluth (Baron Hardup);  Johnny Scrim and Charles Harvard (Ugly Sisters); Norman Stanley (Buttons); Ted graham and David Royal (Bad Baliffs); Helen James (Fairy Godmother); Jack Lupton (Groom); George Howson (Prince’s equerry); Lorna Ansell’s Wonder Kiddies; Bebe Rita; May Murray’s Corps de Ballet; Kirby’s Flying Ballet.
 
Cinderella. Alhambra, Bradford. December 1952. Producer, Francis Laidler. Cast: Kathleen West and Trevor Moreton (Ugly Sisters); Walter Niblo (Buttons); Joy Beattie (Prince Charming); Jasmine Dee (Cinderella); Betty Dayne (Dandid); Melanie Paul (Fairy Godmother); Geoffrey Denton (Baron); Brian Baines (James, the footman); Twelve Little Sunbeams; John Tiller Girls; Kirby’s Flying Ballet. Songs: “Because of You,” “Raise Your Voices,” “The Loveliest Night of the Year,” “I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile,” “Little Lady Make-Believe.”
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Dudley. January 1952. Director, Douglas Bailey. Cast: Joan Burden (Cinderella); George Moon (Buttons); Audrey Jeans (Prince Charming); the Cox Twins (Ugly Sisters); Viki Emra (Dandini); Roy Jeffries and Billy Matchett (Baron and Baroness Bankrupt); Billy Nelson, Chuck O’Neill, and Billy Morris (Broker’s Men); the Great Alexander Troupe; Malta and Co. Songs: “What a Day,” “Sitting by the Fireside,” “Too Late Now,” “Nobody Loves a Fairy When She’s Forty,” “Me and My Shadow.”

Cinderella. Palace, Hull. January 1952. Producer, Bert Loman. Dance and Chorus arrangements, Alice Pickle. Cast: Valerie Glynne (Cinderella); Max and Maisie Norris (Ugly Sisters); Eve Williams (Prince’s Valet); Duggie Thomas (Baron Bunker); Thelma Ruby (Prince Charming); Irma Hanson (Fairy Godmother); Charlie Parsons (Buttons); Ted and George Durante (Strong Men); Mary and Eric (Skating); Gloria and Splendid (Dog Act); 12 Kingston Babes (specialties). Songs: “It’s a Grand Life,” “This is the First Time I’ve Been in Heaven,” “Too Young,” “In the Land of Make Believe.”
 
Cinderella. Royal, Leicester. January 1952 Director, Richard Stephenson. Producer, William Baines. Cast: Thelma Rogers (Cinderella); Margaret Sylvaine (Prince Charming);  Philip Sherman and James Gillhouley (Ugly Sisters); Pamela Beeson (Dandini); Ray Mort (Buttons); William Douglas (Baron); Lois Bard (Fairy Queen); Tony Legate’s Sweet Serenaders; Patricia Cos (principal dancer); Florence Whiteley’s Zio Angels; The Merry Martins; Patrick Laurence; Ray Lindon. Songs: “Sing a Song of To-Morrow,” “Land of Make-Believe,” “Rhapsody of Love,” “Love-Nest for Two,” and “Cuddle in the Moonlight.”
 
Cinderella. Feldmans Theatre, Margate. 3 January 1952? Producer, Johnnie Riscoe. Cast: Sunny Rogers (Cinderella); Vic Silver (Buttons); Joan Hurley and Billie Brenchley (Ugly Sisters); Davis Kensington (Baron); Ray Ingram (Prince); Helen Walker (Dandini); Aldoldi Troupe (specialties); Dagenham Girl Pipers (specialties); the Angelos (flying trapeze).
 
Cinderella. Floral Hall and Regal, Southend. 3 January 1952? – 31 January 1952.  The Continental Ballet. Choreography, Molly Lake and Keith Lester. Costumes, Sylvia Green. Book, Keith Lester. Music, Tchaikovsky. Arrangements, Trevor Widdecombe. Accompaniment, Trevor Widdecombe and Gilbert Hughes. Cast: Molly Lake (Fairy Godmother); Margaret Kovak (Cinderella); Sylvia Barr (Selina the Cat); Angela Bayley and Rachel Cameron (Ugly Sisters); Travis Kemp (Buttons); Harold Foster (Baron); Kenneth Tilson (Prince); Monique Boam; Marguerite Stefan; Kara Valentine; Marya Gerante; Margaret Cameron; Susan Haxton; Anne Scott; Felicia Zaymes; Richard Brown; Roy Walker.
 
Cinderella. Royal, Windsor. January 1952. Book, Mary Kerridge. Ballet Arrangement, Bice Bellairs. Cast: Sally Rodgers (Prince Charming); Mary Chester (Cinderella); Mary Kerridge (Dandini); Victor Adams ( Buttons); Duncan Lewis and Patrick Cargill (Ugly Sisters); Frederick Vale and George Hurst (Broker’s Men); Barbara Mullen (Cat); Valerie Harrison (Cat’s Mum); Malcom Russell (Baron); Jean Raley (Fairy Godmother); Michael Miller (Major Domo); Dennis Williams (Gym Instructor); Pat Wykes ( Blue Bird); Ann Lyddeker (Carnival Queen). Songs: “Someone to Care for Me,” “Red Roses for Me,” Little White Duck,” “Land of Make-Believe,” Path of Happiness,” “Percy and his Piccolo.”
 
Cinderella. Salisbury Theatre Arts Company. 3 January 1952. Producer, Guy Verney. Cat: Joan Workman (Cinderella); Sheila Teasdale (Prince); Brenda Saunders (Dandini); Marten Tiffen (Buttons).
 
Cinderella. Great Yarmouth. Jack Gillam’s Touring Company. ? December 1951 – 10 January 1952? Producer, Jack Gillam. Musical Director, Raymond Humphries. Cast: Tony Scott (Buttons); Margi Morris; Sally Veitch; Tom Ingleby; Mickie Warren; Fred Holland-Thomas; Crystal Hayes; Hilda Gregory; Olga Zach; the Marilyn Girls.
 
Cinderella. Royal, Bath. 26 December 1951? -  January 1952? Producer, Frank Maddox. Cast: Jimmy Mac; Ryan and Stanton (Ugly Sisters); Mary Allen (Cinderella); Zena Barrie (Prince); Heather Furnell (Dandini); Sally Hoade (Fairy); Hugh Harden (Baron); The Zentay Brothers (Broker’s Men); Lawrence Archer (Father Time); Les Freres Six (specialties); Christians Wonder Dogs (specialties); Gillian Hobart and the Judith Espinosa Ballet Dancers (Ballet).
 
Cinderella. Royal, Hanley. January 1952. Book, Emile Littler. Director, Emile Littler. Cast: Jessica James (Prince Charming); Pamela Carr (Cinderella); Johnny Lockwood (Buttons); Arthur Dowler (Baron); Tommy Jover and Willie Carlisle (Ugly Sisters); Raf and Julian Jover (Broker’s Men); Pat Frances (Dandini); Josephine Bell (Fairy Godmother); George Bradford (Baronness); Rhys Booth and James Armstrong (Flunkeys); Three Craddocks (acrobatics); Michael Charnley; Joan Powell; Ruby Vinning’s ponies; Tiller Girls; Joanne Juveniles. Songs: “My Love For You,” “White Wedding,” “Be My Love,” “Sing After Me.”
 
Cinderella. Gaiety. January 1952. Book and lyrics, Harry O’Donovan. Producer, Jimmy O’Dea. Cast: Josephine Scanlon (Prince Charming); Hazel Yeomans (Cinderella); George Arnett (Buttons); Jimmy O’Dea and Maureen Potter (Ugly Sisters); Vernon Hayden (Baron Hardup); Madeline James (Dandini); Dale Flavelle (Fairy Godmother); Ossy and Waldi (balancers); Geddes Brothers (specialities); Gaiety Girls (Dancers). Songs: “Because of You,” “A Dream Is  Wish Your Heart Makes,” “Be My Love,” “Waltz in My Heart,” “Was It A Dream,” “The Call Boy,” “La!La!La!”
 
Cinderella on Ice. Hippodrome, Bournemouth. 23 January 1952? Producers, Vic Templar and Della Sweetman. Music, Frank Wilson. Cast: Hetty Ward (Dandini); Mary Stacey (Prince); Peggy Woods (Cinderella); Felix Bowness (Buttons); Albert Whittle and Harry Wilcox (Broker’s Men); Elsie La Barte and Eileen Craig (Ugly Sisters); Guy Vernon (Baron); Janette (Fairy Godmother and specialties); Peter Dark (specialties); Correen Fewings and Eileen Desmond (specialties); Bunny Brook (Daisy the Cow). Songs: “Aren’t We All?,” “When I Clap My Hands.”
 
CinderellaRoyal. 5 December 1952. Producer, Stewart Cruikshank. Cast: Stanley Baxter (Buttons); Bartlett and Ross (Ugly Sisters); Carol Eric (Prince); Nicolette Roeg (Cinderella). Songs: “It Takes No Time To Fall In Love,” “Here in My Heart,” “If You’re As Happy As I Am,” “I’ll Follow My Secret Heart,” “Glasgow.” 

Cinderella. Grand, Doncaster. 22 December 1952 - ? Producer, Leslie Rome. Director, Will Collins. Cast: Helen Hurst (Prince); Valerie Glynn (Cinderella); Muriel Savage (Dandini); Allen Modley (Buttons); The Ferrentos (Broker’s Men); Patricia Helene (Fairy); Douglas Harris and Kenne Lucas (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Rome (Baron); Norman Grant (Flunkey); the Three Atoms (acrobatics); Larry Gordon’s Ballet Girls (specialties); Esme Brae’s Juveniles (specialties). Songs: “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die,” “No One But You,” “Walking My Baby Back Home,” “Auf Wiedersehn,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Zing A Little Zong,” “Get Happy,” Wedding of Brush and Comb.”
 
Cinderella. Palace. 22 December 1952 – ? Producer, Brockwell Productions. Director, Bert Maurice. Musical Director, Albert Kendall. Cast: Terry Fearis (Cinderella); Linda Dale (Prince); Irene Bruce (Dandini); Ron Clark (Buttons); Bert Maurice and Louis Holt (Ugly Sisters); Les and Len Rogers (Broker’s Men); Ronald Elms (Baron Hardup); Jack Lupton, Sheila Hope-Johnstone (supporting roles); Olga’s Ten Metro Girls and the Ten Sunray Babes (chorus). Songs: “When I Fall in Love With You,” “Love is Just Round the Corner,” “Here in My Heart,” “Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?” “Zing a Little Zong.”
 
CinderellaGrand Opera House, Belfast. 24 December 1952 - ?. Producer, Petere Powell. Cast: Betty Leslie-Smith (Cinderella); Sylvia Gaye (Prince Charming); Sonny Dawkes and Tommy Rose (Ugly Sisters); Joan Blake (Dandini); Terry O’Neill (Buttons); The Three Monarchs (Broker’s Men); Slim Rhyder (trick cyclist). Songs: “You’re Mine,” “Have You Made the Day Worth While?,” “It Takes No Time To Fall In Love,” “The Holy City,” “Side by Side,” “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “I Like Catching Tiddlers.”
 
Cinderella. White Rock Pavilion, Hastings. 24 December 1952 –  ? January 1953. Director, Peter White. Conductor, Sam Rogers. Cast: Lucile Michael (Prince Charming); Patricia Brett (Cinderella); Stephanie Speller (Dandini); Ave June (Fairy Queen); Peter White (Buttons); Tony Ciaren and Alan Avid (Ugly Sisters); Chick Robini (Baron); Billy Bowlands and Riki Ligana (Broker’s Men); The Vera Finch Maids (dancers); Riki Lingana (tight wire); Levanda and Van (foot jugglers); Chick Robini (piano accordian).
 
Cinderella. Royal, Leeds. 23 December 1952 - ? Director, Francis Laidler. Cast: Kathleen West and Trevor Moreton (Ugly Sisters); Two Abderdonians (Broker’s Men); Jimmy Paige (Buttons); Geoffrey Denton (Baron); Joy Beattie (Prince Charming); Jasmine Dee (Cinderella); Betty Dayne (Dandini); Melanie Paul (Fairy); The John Tiller Girls, the Sunbeams, Kirby’s Flying Ballet (specialties). Songs: “Here is My Heart,” “Because of You,” “I’m Yours,” “Lovely to Look At.”
 
Cinderella. Palladium, Wimbledon. 24 December 1952 - ? Producer, S.H. Newsome. Director, Jack Philips. Book, Michael Bishop. Conductor, Wilf Greene. Cast: Richard Murdoch (Buttons); Hermene French (Cinderella); Peggy Thompson (Prince Charming); Roy Jeffries (Baron Bankrupt); Terry and Dorie Kendall (Ugly Sisters); Billy Nelson, Chuck O’Neil, and Billy Morris (Broker’s Men); Maria Sanini (Fairy Godmother); Miss Malta’s Dog Revue (specialties); London Quartet; The Graham Nelson children (dance). Songs: “Nola,” “Galloping Down the Lane,” “Ginger Pop,” “Belle of the Ball,” “By the Fireside,” “ Sing People,” “My Love and Devotion,” “I’m Going to Live Till I Die.” 

Cinderella. Royal. 24 December 1952 - ? Directors, Tom Arnold and Emile Littler. Costumes, Doris Zinkeisen. Settings, Charles Reading. Cast: Adele Dixon (Prince Charming); Max Bygraves (Buttons); Maureen Kershaw (Dandini); Virginia Vernon (Cinderella); Max Russell (Baron Stoneybroke); George Bolton (Baroness); Bil and Bil (Broker’s Men); Peter and Sam Sherry (Ugly Sisters); Jean Hart (ballerina). Songs: “It Takes No Time at All to Fall in Love.”
 
Cinderella. Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 24 December 1952 - ? Director, Wilby Lunn. Dance Arrangements, Joan Benton-Dare. Producer, Harry Orchid. Conductor, Gordon Rider. Cast: Fred Wynne (Buttons); Lorna Lee (Dandini); Pamela Cundell (Prince Charming); Wendy Maye (Cinderella); Alan Avid and Gary Webb (Ugly Sisters); Harry Orchid (Baron Hardup); Ann Brooks (Fairy Moonbeam); June Wilkinson (Prima Ballerina); The Smart Brothers (Horse and Broker’s Men); Swan and Leigh (acrobatics); Corona Girls (ballet). Songs: “Open Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In,” “Comes Along a-Love,” “That’s a-Why, “When Little Dolly Daydreams Came to Town,” “If I Had Wings.”
 
Cinderella. Royal, Aldershot. 26 December 1952 - ? Director, Ron Ronson. Producer, Gordon Henson. Conductor, Harry W. Tait. Cast: Gordon Henson (Buttons); Pierre Cordell (Baron Hardup); Shirley Stewart (Cinderella); Ron Ronson (Dandini); Susan King (Prince Charming); Patricia Noon (Fairy); Pat Stoyle and Yvette Yorke (Ugly Sisters); Aldershot Girls’ Choir; Pauline (tighwire); Ricardo (throwing knives); Pamela’s Royal Wolfhounds. Songs: “It’s the Loveliest Night of the Year,” “I Shall Be Home for a White Christmas.”
 
Cinderella. Northampton. 26 December 1952 - ? Director, Alex Reeve. Musical Direction, Reginald Barker. Book, Alex Reeve and Dorothy Carr. Music, Stephen Sylvester. Additions, Reginald Barker. Dance arrangements, Mary Honer. Costumes and Scenery, Osbourne Robinson. Cast: Lionel Blair (Buttons); Mary Honer (Cinderella); Dawn Warwick (Harlequin); Milo Lewis (Prince); Lionel Hamilton and John Scott (Ugly Sisters); H. Marris McGee and Anthony Stone (Broker’s Men); Arthur Pentelow (King); Adrian Cairns (Baron); Dorothy Fenwick, Mary Russell, Anne Jameson, Donald Churchill, Bruce Palmer (supporting cast); Demon King (Michael Hayes); Clare James (Fairy Godmother). Songs: “Falling in Love,” “They Didn’t Believe Me,” “Proud of Our Lines of Descent,” “When You Are Stoney Broke,” “My Crown.”
 
Cinderella. Empire, Woolwich. 26 December 1952 - ? Director, D.J. Piddock. Cast: Theo Lambert and Max Casson (Ugly Sisters); Denis Bell (Baron Stoneybroke); Pauline Penny (Prince Charming); Gloria Bell (Dandini); June Carle (Cinderella); Barry Piddock (Buttons); Pauline Penny Dancers (chorus); Adelaide Elliot Juveniles (specialties). Songs: “Keep Young and Beautiful,” “There’s a Hole in my Bucket,” “Love’s Just Around the Corner.”
 
Cinderella. King’s, Hammersmith. 26 December 1952 - ? Producers, Heath Joyce. Director, Bertram Montague. Book, Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Conductor, Archie Andre. Cast: Paula Grey (Prince Charming); Elsie Percival (Dandini); Barbara Leigh (Cinderella); Virginia Tate (Fairy Godmother); Annette Chappell (principal dancer); Lupino Lane (Buttons); Bunny Baron and Harry Arnold (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Spurling (Baron); Barbour Brothers; George Atterbury’s Dog; Sirdani (specialties); Graham Nelson Juveniles (acrobatics); Iris Kirkwhite Dancers. Songs: “Elizabeth of England,” “Little Snowman,” “I’m Going to Live Until I Die,” “Rock of Gibraltar,” “Why Haven’t I Told You,” “There’s a Worm at the Bottom of the Garden.”
 
Cinderella. Capitol. 29 December 1952. Producer, Jack Gillam. Cast: Tony Scott (Buttons); Johnnie Carlton and Johnnie Marsh (Ugly Sisters); Patricia Rowland (Cinderella); Lesley Kaye (Prince Charming); Rita Lester (Dandini); Two Angetos (aerial specialty); Barbara Chester (xylophone); Del Cortino (high wire); Gomez and Ray (acrobatics); Barbara Morland (Fairy Sunshine/ ballet)
 
Cinderella Puppet PantomimeThe New Torch. 30 December 1952. Producer, Richard Hardacre. Performers, Ron and Joan Field.
 
Cinderella. Golders Green. 1 January 1953?. Producer, Leonard Dainton. Director, Prince Littler. Book, Marriot Edgar. Additional Scenes, Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Orchestrations, Joseph Tunbridge. Dances, Rita Baker. Conductor, Alfred van Damm.  Cast: Eddie Leslie (Buttons); Lizbeth Webb (Cinderella); Ray Johnson (Dandini); Gwyneth Lascelles (Prince Charming); Freddie Foss and Richard Gilbert (Ugly Sisters); The Alva Brothers (Donkey); Johnny Kavanagh (Baron Stoneybroke); Harold Childs and Hal Collins (Broker’s Men); Betty Sagon (Fairy Godmother); Anthony Gordon (Father Time); The Sherman Fisher Girls; Jack Tars; Two Richards.
 
Cinderella. Stratford, Palace of Varieties.  1 January 1953? Producers, York and Brady. Musical Direction, Teddie Mann. Cast: Phyl Dawson (Cinderella); Jessica Lynwood (Prince Charming); Vesta Goldwyn (Dandini); Jill Day (Fairy Sunshine); York and Brady (Ugly Sisters); Kenny Ashton (Buttons); R.N. Bolton and Edgar Franks (The Broker’s Men); George Richard (Baron Hardup); Heather Lynden and Leigh Carol (smaller parts); John Kildare’s Young Ladies (specialties); Grimaldis (clown). Songs: “When You’re in Love,” “My Heart and I,” “Trust in Me”
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Aldershot. 1 January 1953? Production, Direction, and Book, E.J. Hinge. Conductor, A. Warner Bennett. Orchestra, Hippodrome Orchestra. Billy “Uke” Scott (Buttons); Sam Kern and Roy DeYong (Ugly Sisters); Leslie Wallis (Baroness); Susan Scott (Cinderella); Peggy Leslie (Prince Charming); Billy Grant (Baron Hardup); Elsie Dunn (Dandini); Doreen Morgan (Fairy Goodheart); D.G. Cavill’s miniature black ponies; Ida Phillip’s Aldershot Juveniles (specialties); Checkmates (acrobatics); the Blakeman Trio; Dunn and Grant (tumblers). Songs: “Trust in Me,” “Feet Up, Pat Him on the Boko,” “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” “The Wedding of the Painted Doll.”
 
Cinderella. Nottingham Playhouse. 1 January 1953? Book and Lyrics, Ronald Parr. Costumes and Settings, Henry Graveney. Cast: Hazel Hughs (Fairy); Judith Stott (Cinderella); Patricia Kneale (Prince Charming); Denis Quilley (Demon King and Wicked Squire); Stella Chapman (Dandini); Haydn Jones (Buttons).
 
Cinderella. Ritz, Weymouth. 1 January 1953? Producers, Jack Taylor and John D. Robertson. Cast: Margaret Franklyn (Cinderella); Elsie Turner (Fairy Godmother); Joe Church (Buttons); Gladys Church (Dandini); Rita Page and Vic Silver (Ugly Sisters); Joyce Edmundson (Prince Charming). Songs: “Winter Wonderland,” “Prince on the Steps,” “The Lettuce Song,” “When the Following Come to Tea!” “Love Till I Die!”
 
Cinderella. Grand, Blackburn. 1 January 1953? Director, Frank H. Fortescue. Cast: Veronica Russell (Prince); Melody Scott (Cinderella); Wal Butler (Buttons); Rena Binns (Dandini); Lorraine and Ricca (Ugly Sisters); Harry Littlewood (Baron Hardup); Toni Raglan and Dick Day (Bailiffs); Phyl Barrie (Fairy): Charles Simpson (Flunkey); Eight Starlettes and Pearl Moss Imperial Girls (supporting and chorus). Songs: “Trust in Me,” “I Want to Say Hello,” “Never,” “Faith,” “Be Anything.”
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Wolverhampton. 8 January 1953? Producer, Syd Seymour. Cast: Dorothy Loraine (Cinderella); Syd Seymour (Buttons); Jane Austin (Prince); Constance Evans (Dandini); Ron Parry and Cyril Andrews (Ugly Sisters); Ben and Ken (Broker’s Men); Alec Hall (Baron); Ken Dorvilles (balancing act); Brockways (cycling).
 
Cinderella. Empire, Oldham. 8 January 1953? Producer, Peter Webster. Musical Director, Ernest Broadbent. Cast: Jackie Ross (Buttons) Josef Locke (Baron); Diana Cummings (Cinderella); Eno and Lane (Broker’s Men); Bert Allison and Peter Webster (Ugly Sisters); Jean Barrie (Prince); Margot Michele (Dandini); Arthur Cox (solo); The Patterson Kiddies (specialties). Songs: “At the End of the Day.” 

Cinderella. Connaught, Worthing. 15 January 1953? Producer, Melville Gillam. Director, Jack Williams. Music, Harry Tait. Settings, Disley Jones. Choreography, Thurza Rogers. Cast: Dennis Bowen (Prince Charming); Billie Baker (Cinderella); Rita Burrows (Principal Dancer); Tom Gill (Buttons); Ann Castle (Fairy Queen); John Dearth (Dandini); Hazel Bainbridge (Countess); Burt Twins (Ugly Sisters); Charles Morgan (Baron); Michael Bryant (Comedy Bear); Reg Cornish and Desmond Tester (Comedy Horse); Trio Farlow (specialties).
 
Cinderella. Pavilion, Bournemouth. 15 January 1953? Producer, Emile Littler. Cast: Munks Twins (Ugly Sisters); Authors and Swinson (Brokers); Roy Barbour (Buttons); Madeline Hearne (Dandini); Donald Stuart (Baroness); Frederick Morant (Baron); Joyce Goodwin (Fairy Godmother); Clifford Prichard (Father Time); Elfreda Hayes (Cinderella); Jean Kent (Prince); The Tiller Girls (specialties); Terry Children (specialties).
 
Cinderella. Opera House, Buxton. 15 January 1953? Producer, Bert Loman. Cast: Mavis Whyte (Cinderella); Thelma Ruby (Prince Charming); Al Rogers (Buttons); Max and Maisie Norris (Ugly Sisters); Ted and George Durante (Broker’s Men); Al Dixon (Baron Bunker); Eve Williams (Dandini); Joan Bermingham (Fairy Godmother); Seanor Duo (specialties); Edith Clarke’s Steppers (specialties).
 
Cinders on Toast. The Sussex Club, Elmer Sands in Bognor Regis. 15 January 1953? Director, Keith Hoare. Producers, Betty Fairbrother and Noel Sansom. Writer, Gilbert Treen. Piano, Betty Fairbrother.  Drums, Frank Taylor. Cast: Trevor Le Roux; Anne Richardson; Keith Hoare; Bert Colvil; Nora Hurlbutt; Renee Le Roux; Edith Dare; Pat Hurlbutt; George Smith; Gilbert Treen and Jimmy Corps (comic horse); Pamela Carrington; Molly Harvey; Michael Dare; Jack Elton, Joan Leonard, and Vic Stratton (cabaret); Clive Hawks.
 
The Cinderella StoryPlayhouse, Oxford. 15 January 1953? Writer, composer, and producer, Frank Shelley. Additional music, Eric Glider. Cast: Christine Pollon (Prince Charming); Susan Dowdall (Cinderella); Raymond Somerville (Baron Blotto); John McKelvey (Baroness Blotto); Rosemary Dorken (Fairy Godmother); Francis Matthews (Buttons); John Randall and Donald Hewlett (Ugly Sisters); Mary Savidge (Dandini); David Henshaw (School Mistress); Harold Ripley and Bert Lyon (Schoolboy and schoolgirl); Ronald Barker. Songs: “Kisses by Dream Post,” “In Love With a Dream,” “Film Fans,” “The Geometry Samba,” “The Tapioca Number,”
 
Cinderella. Royal, Worchester. 15 January 1953? Director, Percy M. Turner. Cast: Kay Hamilton (Prince Charming); Angela Kaye (Cinderella); Bobby Dennis (Buttons); Hal Denis and Teddy Deakin (Ugly Sisters); Lauderdale Beckett (Baron); Jean Bradford (Fairy Queen); Pamela Barlow (principal dancer); Vera Finch’s Beau Belles, Lillian Gleave’s Kingstonettes, and Carillon choir (chorus); Guy Holloway (accordion and xylophone); Gloria’s Educated Dogs and Fantails (specialties). 
 
CinderellaThe Unity Theatre. 27 November 1953 – 3 December 1953? Director, Harry Ross. Book, Una Brandon-Jones, John Gold, and Roger Woddis. Music and Lyrics, Lionel Bart and Jack Grossman.  Cast: Will Stampe (Mrs. Buttons); Anabel Hanson (Baroness Bull); Lionel Bart  and Julie Collins (Ugly Sisters); Rose Ella Roberts (Cinderella); Harry Landis (Buttons); Margot Garber (Fairy Pressmother); Lisa Anne Bailey (Prince Charming); Herr Halfanhour, the Spanish Gentleman, and Zigzag Ree (Puppets)
 
Cinderella. Arcadia, Skegness. 21 December 1953 – 12 February 1954? Ballet Direction, Rosalie Evans. Cast: Jay Martel (Buttons); Doreen Jepson (Prince Charming); Bert Ward and Pauline Adire (Ugly Sisters); Ena Gerrard (Cinderella); Alma Gerrard (Dandini); Freddie Ashton (Baron); Francis Watts (magician); and the Rockfield Court entertainers (musicians). Songs: “Be Mine,” “You, You, You,” and “The Winkle Song.”
 
Cinderella. The Player’s Theatre, London. 22 December 1953. Adaptation, Hattie Jacques. Director, Don Gemmell. Staging, John Heawood. Décor and Costumes, Reginald Woolley. Cast: Michael Mellinger (Baron Cuthbert); Brenda Stanley (The Baroness); John Hewer (Buttons and Clown); Marion Jennings (Guest); Carole Keith (Cinderella); Ian Wallace (Scarlatina); Geoffrey Dunn (Brunetta); Denys Palmer (Discord and Harlequin); Norman McDowell (Datcord and Pantaloon); Michael Darbyshire (Demon King and Toff); Hattie Jacques (Fairy Fragrant); Annie Leake (Fairy Aida); Josephine Gordon (First Fairy and Poodle Pooh); Jeanne Lusby (Second Fairy and Columbine); Shirley Rees (Third Fairy); Robin Hunter (Flunkey, Cabby, Policeman, and Chorus); Juno Stevas (Prince Poppetti); Barbara Burke (Dandini); John Terry and David Thomson (Dobbin).
 
Puppet Pantomime CinderellaLee Puppet Theatre. 23 December 1953. Performed and adapted by Olivia Hopkins and Miles Lee. Costumes, Christiane Harmant.

Cinderella. The Palladium, London. 24 December 1953 – 6 March 1954? Writers, Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan. Additional dialogue and numbers, Phil Park. Décor, Charles Reading. Ballet Arrangement, Pauline Grant. Staging, Charles Henry.  Director, Val Parnell. Cast: William Barrett (Harlequin); Edna Busse (Columbine); Casavecchia Troupe (Clown, Pantaloon, Policeman); Joan Mann (Dandini); David Dale (Squire of Tumbleweed); Ted and George Durante (Herbert Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzherbert); Richard Hearne (Baron Pastry); Julie Andrews (Cinderella); Max Bygraves (Buttons); Cyril Wells (Baroness Pastry); Jon Pertwee (Dandelion); Tony Sympson (Buttercup); Adele Dixon (Prince Charming); Elaine Garreau (Godmother); Silvia Ashmole (Fairy).
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Derby. 24 December 1953. Director, George Pugh. Producer, S.H. Newsome. Music, Tony Heaton. Conductor, Leslie Vivian. Cast: Ursula Medley (Fairy Godmother); Ken Platt (Buttons); Tony Heaton and Billy Harris (Ugly Sisters); Hermene French (Cinderella); Peggy Thompson (Prince Charming); Virginia Vernon (Dandini); Fred Essex (Baron); The Lynton Boys (Broker’s Men); Izna Roselli’s corps de ballet and Cinderella Babes (chorus). Songs: “Civil Defense,” “Sing People,” “Prince Charming,” “Belle of the Ball,” “Having a Wonderful Time,” “ Sing People,” “Falling in Love,” and “Tantivvy.”
 
Cinderella. Civic, Chesterfield. 24 December 1953? Producer, Frank Hauser. Book, Dorothy Carr and Alex Reeve. Music, Stephen Sylvester. Settings, James Massey and Jean Birkumshaw. Staging, Antony Massie. Piano, Kathleen Crompton and F.C. Staton. Drums, Jack Read. Cast: Charles Lepper (Buttons); Margaret Tyzack (Prince); John Sharplin (Demon King); Peter Stephens and John Whyte (Ugly Sisters); Wendy Jenner (Cinderella); Jon Curle and Joss Ackland (Broker’s Men); John Mackwood (King); Christabel Hayward (Queen); George Holst (Baron); Hilda Kriseman (Lady Odencourt); Fanny Carby (Fairy); Anne Ryder and Yvonne Jacques (Princesses); Constance Scrimshaw, Alfred Hirst, Ronald Hiffe, Neil Showell, and Anthony Thompson (supporting cast).
 
Cinderella. Empire, Sheffield. 24 December 1953. Producer, Emile Littler. Cast: Albert Modley (Buttons); Jean Tefler (Prince Charming); Joan Edwards (Dandini); Helen Jutsen (Cinderella); Desmond and Marks (Ugly Sisters); Billy Nelson, Chuck O’Neil, and Billy Morris (Broker’s Men); Willie Carlisle (Baron); Renita Doro (Fairy): Michael Field (Father Time); Bert Lyndon (Flunkey); Tiller Girls, Betty Fox Babes, and Maurice Newton (chorus and specialties). Songs: “Would You Like To Take a Walk?, “ I Love Cinderella,” “Have You Made the Day Worth While?, “ Why?,” “Eternally,” “If You Love Me,” “Soldiers of the Queen,” “The More You Laugh, “ and “Three Little Kittens.”
 
CinderellaWinter Garden, Morecambe. 24 December 1953. Producer, Bert Loman. Cast: Mavis Whyte (Cinderella); Helen Hurst (Prince Charming); Max and Maisie Norris (Ugly Sisters); Al Rogers (Buttons); Al Dixon (Baron Bunker); Harry and Ronnie Paulo (Broker’s Men and highwire); Joan Bermingham (Fairy Queen); Ten Tiny Tots and  Sixteen Broadway Steppers (specialties).
 
Cinderella. 
Empire, Sunderland. 24 December 1953. Producer, Charles King. Conductor, Basil Green. Cast: Dave Morris (Baron de Broke); Cedric (Buttons); Barri Chatt and Terri Gardiner (Ugly Sisters); Freddie Liston and Frank Bass (Broker’s Men); Heather Furnell (Cinderella); Monica Henri (Dandini); Ann Hart (Prince Charming); Elizabeth Forbes (Fairy Godmother); Sandow Sisters (high wire); Dounos (specialties); Tex James (animal act); Marie de Ere Dancers and Rosslyn Babes (chorus). Songs: “There’s Gonna Be a Great Day,” “If I Give My Heart to You,” “You’re Mine,” “Galloping Down the Lane,” and “Does the Turkey Know It’s Christmas.”
 
Cinderella. Royal Court, Warrington. 26 December 1953. Producer, Jimmy Slater. Cast: Leslie Gunby (Buttons); Jimmy Slater and Steve Trayner (Ugly Sisters); Jackie Herrick (Cinderella); Conita Dawn (Prince Charming); Mavis Spencer (Prince’s valet); The Goldwyns (Balacing act). Songs: “Friends and Neighbors,” “Smile,” “Rudolf,” “Big ‘Ead.” 

Cinderella. East Ham Palace. 26 December 1953 - ? Director, Beatrice Braham. Music, Larry Macklin. Ballet, Hazel Wiscombe. Producer, Hedley Claxton. Cast: Elizabeth French (Prince Charming); Sheila Bradley (Dandini); Kay Osbourne (Cinderella); Billy Tasker (Buttons); Terry and Doric Kendall (Ugly Sisters); Hedley Claxton (Baron); Jack and Herbie Finlay (Broker’s Men); Gordon’s Young Ladies and Sheila Murphy’s Starlets (ballet); Thomas Hampson, Jack Harrison, Bruce Brentford, and Chick Fowler (minor roles).
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Preston. 26 December 1953 - ? Producer, Claude Talbot. Direction, Ronald Lane. Conductor, Victor Coley. Cast: Diana Pearson (Cinderella); Eileen Murphey (Prince Charming); Betty Morton (Dandini); Robette D’Este (Fairy Queen); Vi de Saxe and Harry Duke (Ugly Sisters); Mike and Bernie Winters (Broker’s Men); Jack Farr (Buttons); Fred Farris (Baron Hardup); the Vocalaires (specialties); the Three Loose Screws (specialties); George Leybourne (specialties); Neil and Patricia Delrina(specialties); the Wynette Corps de Ballet(specialties); the Dorimar Babes. Songs: “This Is A Very Special Day,” “Look at that Girl,” “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Ring the Bells,” “I’m Walking Behind You,” “Poppa Piccolino.”
 
Cinderella. Empress, Brixton. 26 December 1953 - ? Writer and Producer, E.J. Hinge. Cast: George Martin (Buttons); Shirley Abicair (Cinderella); Hylda Campbell-Russell (Prince Charming); Elsie Dunn (Dandini); Billy Grant (Baron); Leslie Wallis (Baroness); Sam Kern and Roy de Young (Ugly Sisters); Patricia Elliot (Fairy Godmother); Al Clifford and Peter Kent (Broker’s Men).
 
CinderellaNew Pavilion, Redcar. 26 December 1953. Producers, Peter Ashby-Bailey and Harry Hollis. Organ, Bernard Glover. Scenery, Graham Barlow. Cast: Peter Ashby-Bailey (Buttons); Rita Street (Prince Charming); Wendy Turnill (Cinderella); Connie Hall (Dandini); Margaret Hoggart (Maid Margaret); John Dawson (the Demon); Phyllis Rouse (Fairy); James Beck (Baron); Donald Pelmear (Baroness); Zita Jenner and Harry Hollis (Ugly Sisters); Michael Rowden and Haydn Nicholson (Broker’s Men); Edward Thomas (Coachman); Three Modernettes, the Versatility Juveniles, and corps de ballet (chorus); Harry Holliy, Phyllis Rouse, Connie Hall, James Beck, and the Terry Twins (specialties). Songs: “Big ‘Ead,” and “Look for the Silver Lining”
 
Cinderella. Queen’s, Hornchurch. 26 December 1953.  Book, Frank Hauser. Director, Stuart Burge. Scenery and Costumes, Jean Love and Naomi Harris. Choreography, Joan Verney. Cast: Joan Seton (Prince Charming); Anne Ronaldson (Dandini); Maureen Quinney (Cinderella); Gabrielle Daye (Baroness Hardup); David Carr (Baron); Christopher Burgess (Nicodemus – a demon); David Dodimead and Tom Chatto (Ugly Sisters); Sid Hay and Charles Rea (Broker’s Men); Carole Thompson (Fairy Godmother). Songs: “Where Did My Snowman Go?,” “Somebody Loves Me,” and “Two Nasty People.”
 
Cinderella. Palace, Hull. 26 December 1953. Producer, Bert Loman. Cast: Allen Modley and Dickie Martyn (Ugly Sisters); Mavis Whyte (Cinderella); Helen Hurst (Prince Charming); Al Rogers (Buttons); Jean Scott (Dandini); Finlay Brothers (Broker’s Men); Al Dixen (Baron); Irene Lynden (Fairy Godmother); Alain Diagora (Juggler); Three Dunjas Sisters (acrobatics); Alice Pickles’ 12 Kingston Babes (chorus). Songs: “ Do You Like Santa Claus?,” “Love is Where You Find It,” “ Hold My Hand,” and “There Must Be a Reason.”
 
CinderellaEmpire, New Cross. 31 December 1953? Staging, John D. Robertson. Cast: Leon Cortez (Buttons); Janet Brown (Dandini); Ford and Sheen (Ugly Sisters); Mickie McConnell (Baron Hardup); Maurice Frank (Demon King); Doreen Harris (Prince Charming); Margaret Franklyn (Cinderella); Kay McKendrick (Fairy Godmother); Terry Juveniles and Jaydee Girls (chorus). Songs: “Eternally” and “Number One Honeymoon Lane”.
 
CinderellaPalace, Westcliff. 31 December 1953? Producer, Bill Edwards. Presented by Elkan and Barry Simons, Ltd. Choreography, Eva McEwen and Maureen Brant.  Orchestra Director, Renee Lennard. Cecil Barker’s Orchestra. Décor, Herbert Sconce. Costumes, Flora Kandy. Cast: Lucille Michael (Prince Charming); Maureen Brant (Principal dancer); Hetty Brayne (Dandini); Eddie Connor (Buttons); Ben Bats (Baron); Toney Claren and Ronne Coyles (Ugly Sisters): Duggie Wilcox and Ron Henning (Broker’s Men); Sylvia Johnson’s corps de ballet and Eva McEwen’s Starlettes (chorus); Korfino (balancing); the Limbers (specialties). Songs: “Why?,” Belle of the Ball,” “Where Did My Snowman Go,” My Heart Sings for You,” “Special Day,” “Have You Made the Day Worth While,” “I Do, You Know I Do.”
 
Cinderella. Guildford’s Theatre. 31 December 1953. Director, Roger Winton. Book and Music, Leslie James and Roger Winton.
 
Cinderella. Palace, Maidstone. 31 December 1953?.Director, Arthur Brough. Book, Mary Kerridge. Producer, Eric Tripp. Music, Alan Langford. Settings, Daphne Brooker. Scenery and Staging, Janet Pye and Hugh Haymen. Dance arrangement, Freda Oliver. Cast: Judy Dyson (Cinderella); Olga May (Prince Charming); Aidan Turner and Kenneth Keeling (Ugly Sisters); Doreen Andrew (Dandini); Joseph Shaw (Buttons); Martin Bradley (Baron Stoneybroke). Songs: “It’s a Lovely Day To-Day,” “To-night’s the Night,” “Too Late Now,” “Where Is My Love,” “Ricochet Romance,” “Wonderful Copenhagen, “Buttons.”
 
Cinderella. Royal, Nottingham. 31 December 1953. Director, Tom Arnold. Producer, Joan Davis. Choreography, Joan Davis. Cast: Tony Hancock (Buttons); George Bolton (Baroness); Audrey Jeans (Dandini); Greta Fayne (Prince Charming); Erica Yorke (Cinderella); Joy Jackley and Seth Gee (Ugly Sisters); the Lyric Twins (Broker’s Men); Richard Lancaster (Captain of the Guard). Songs: “Me and My Shadow,” “Sing As We Ride,” “Face in the Fire,” “Not for all the Dreams in Dreamland,” “For Me There Will Never Be Another,” “Twins Song.”
 
Cinderella. Royal, Newcastle. 31 December 1953. Producer, Freddie Carpenter. Director, Stewart Cruikshank. Costumes and Settings, Berkeley Sutcliffe. Conductor, K. Berens. Cast: Reg Varney (Buttons); Colin Ross and Alan Haynes replacing Terry Barlett (Ugly Sisters); Carol Eric (Prince Charming); June Clare (Cinderella); Hope Jackman (Dandini); Kenneth Henry (Baron); Peta Parry (Gossamer Fairy); Marjorie Mee-Jones (Fairy Godmother); Derek Westlake and Pearl Gaden (principal dancers); Maureen Gibson (crystal fairy); Doreen Austin Dancers (chorus); Trampo-Tempo (specialties).
 
Cinderella. Palace, Grimsby. 31 December 1953. Director, Jimmy Slater. Cast: Kitty Haydn (Fairy Crystal); Jacqueline Ward (Cinderella); Conita Dawn (Prince Charming); Anne Downe (Dandini); Leslie Gunby (Buttons); Ken Allen (Baron de Broke); Robert Vaughan and Jimmy Slater (Ugly Sisters); Rhythm Tappers (chorus); Les Matelots (acrobatics); Anne Downe (specialties).
 
Cinderella. King’s, Portsmouth. 31 December 1953. Producer, Bertram Montague. Director, Bunny Baron. Book and Lyrics, Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Ballet and dances, Iris Kirkwhite. Décor, Joseph Carl. Conductor, Chris Ambrose. Cast: Barbara Sumner (Prince Charming); June Powell (Cinderella); Bunny Baron (Buttons); Elsie Percival (Dandini); Jack Anton and Sonny Farrar (Ugly Sisters); Harold Arnold (Baron); Barbour Brothers (Brokers); Maureen Beck (Fairy Godmother); Iris Kirkwhite Dancers (chorus); Doreen Welles (principal dancer); Eleanor Beam’s Juveniles (specialties); Christian’s Clever Dogs (specialties). Songs: “Don’t Take Your Love From Me,” “When It’s Your Dreamtime,” “Rose of England,” “I Wish Cinderella Would Love Me,” “Big ‘Ead”.
 
Cinderella. Royal, Huddersfield. 31 December 1953. Musical Director, John Rockett. Cast: Leslie French (Buttons); Prunella Scales (Cinderella); Margaret Avery; Kenneth Laird and Clifford Hensley (Ugly Sisters); Dorothy Ashton (Prince Charming); Jennifer Clarke (Dandini); Ian Cooper (Baron Hardup); Cecile Everard (Fairy Godmother); Ernest Hewett and June Summers (ballet; Nora Bray Young Ladies and Juvenile (chorus). Songs: “Jewel Song” from Faust, “To-Morrow is Another Day,” and “Doing the Tennessee Quick Walk.”
 
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Keighley. 31 December 1953. Cast: Bee Thorburn  and Elva Sheridan (Ugly Sisters); Jack Norman (Buttons); Celia Penny (Prince Charming); Marjorie Norman (Cinderella); Ronald Elms (Baron Hardup); Sheila Hope-Johnstone (Fairy Godmother); Peggy Lotinga (Dandini); Michael John and Paul Sharratt (Broker’s Men); Jack Lupton (Groom); Paul Sharratt (puppets); Ten Metro Girls and the Ten Sunshine Babes (chorus). Songs: “Love is Where You Find It” and “Eternally.”
 
Cinderella. Playhouse, Amersham. 31 December 1953. Director, Robert Eastham. Music, Francis Essex. Stage management, Bill Green; Jill Holtby; Mary Evison and Michael Walton. Scenery, John Ferris. Book and Lyrics, Rosa de Leon. Cast: Petra Davies (Cinderella); Hazel Douglas (Prince Charming); Frank Lloyd (Buttons); Brian Rawlings and Philip Gilbert (Ugly Sisters); Susan Chester (Dandini); Bill Green (Baron Blotto); Margery Mason (Baroness); Margaret Wooster (Fairy Queen); Michael Walton; Mary Webb; Heather Johnson; Gillian Cowen; Jennifer Winfield. Songs: “I’m in Love with a Dream,” “Shadowland,” Cuckoo Clock, “We Are in Love.”
 
Cinderella. Byre, St. Andrews. 31 December 1953. Book, Charles Marford. Director, Lyon Todd. Stage Management, Margaret Bairner. Musical Director, Anne Roche. Cast: Elena Paolini (Cinderella); Anne Roche (Prince Charming); Eric Green (Dandini); Lyon Todd (Baron de Broke); Tom Roche and Elisabeth Young (Ugly Sisters); Marie Linde (Stepmother); Bill Durre and Jimmy Couper (Comedians); Roy Boutcherl (Oberon); Barbara Alleyn (Puck); Margaret Watson (Titania); James Hunter, Lillian Ritchie, Mary Smith, J. Keen, Averil Brocklebank, and June Robinson (Fairies).
 
Cinderella. Royal, Stockport. 31 December 1953. Director, Percy M. Turner. Music Direction, Douglas Dick. Cast: Len Astor (Buttons); Lois Kingham (Cinderella); Kay Hamilton (Prince Charming); Kathie Dene (Dandini); Neville Warrender (Baron Hardup); Sheila Dawson (Fairy); Hal Denis and Teddy Deakin (Baron’s Daughters); Joyce Jackson’s Bow Belles, Lillian Gleave’s Kingstonettes, Carillon choir (chorus and ballet). Songs: “Rags and Riches,” “Everybody’s Got to Wear a Smile,” and music from “Faust.”
 
Cinderella. Coliseum, Oldham. 31 December 1953. Book and Lyrics, Ronald Parr. Director, Harry Lomax. Scenery, Eric Briers. Music, Sullivan. Cast: Madeline Newbury (Godmother); Peter Kennaby (Rudolph, ex-King of Pandemonium); Keith Marsh and Donald Bradley (Ugly Sisters); Gillian Charles (Cinderella); Nancy Manningham (Prince Charming); Sheelah Wilcocks (Dandini).
 
Cinderella. Granada, Shrewsbury. 31 December 1953. Director, Charles King. Production, Lew and Leslie Grade, Ltd. Cast: Jimmy Hanley (Buttons); Pauline Johnson (Prince Charming); Heather Furnell (Cinderella); Monica Henri (valet); Jill Summers and Pat Trevor (Ugly Sisters); Guy Fane (Baron Bankrupt); Paul and Peta Page (puppets); Allen Brothers and June (acrobatics). Songs: “Is It Any Wonder?,” and “I Like Riding on the Chu-Chu-Chu.”
 
Cinderella. Palace, Reading. 31 December 1953. Producers, Stanley and Watson. Cast: Pauline Larcombe (Cinderella); Tony Scott (Buttons); Linda Spencer (Prince Charming); Shirley Houston (Dandini); Elsie Labarte and Eileen Craig (Ugly Sisters); B. Davies Rees (Baron Hardup): The Playboys (Broker’s Men); Pat Harris (Fairy); Homer and Hal (acrobatics);Phyllis V. Kedge’s Felicity Dancers (specialties). Songs: “What More Can I Do,” “I’ll Belong to You,” “I’ll Sing My Song to You,” “Tiddley Winkle Woo.” Scenes: Cinderella’s Kitchen, The Home of the Fairies, The Grand Ballroom, and the Palace of Delight.
 
Cinderella. Gaiety, Ayr. 31 December 1953?.Cast: Gwen Overton (Prince Charming); Susan Wren (Cinderella); Clive Stock (Baron de Hardup); Eunice Gibson (Fairy Godmother) Ann Mathew (Dandini); Charlie Steward (Buttons); Gomez and Bell (Broker’s Men); Fred and Frank Cox (Ugly Sisters); Estelle and Pauline Miles (Horace and tumbling). Songs: “There’s a Hole in My Bucket,” “Mud, Beautiful, Mud.” 

Cinderella. Leicester Palace, Leicester. 31 December 1953? Director, Herbert Darsey. Book, Marriot Edgar. Production, Prince Littler, Arty Ash, and Barry Lupino. Conductor, Edward Willman. Cast: George Moon (Buttons); Jane Martin (Cinderella); Joy Marlowe (Dandini); Freddy Foss and Richard Gilbert (Ugly Sisters); Johnny Cavanaugh (Baron); Alva Brothers (Moke); Anthony Gordon (Father Time); Cleefe and Mereny (Broker’s Men); Dassie Brothers (specialties); Joyce Bexon (Fairy Queen). Songs: “When You Smile at the Sun,” “Be Mine,” “Pretend,” “Melba Waltz,” “I Only Saw Him Once,” “When Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney,” “The More You Laugh,” and “My Heart Sings.”
 
CinderellaGrand Opera House, Harrogate. 31 December 1953. Producer, Patrick Desmond. Cast: Joanna Moore (Cinderella); Tony Hilton (Doodle); Barry England (Prince Charming); Dominic Roche (Baron); Maud Long (Baroness). Songs: “Can This Be Love,” “She’s My Lovely,” “Lollipop Tree,” “How Do You Speak to an Angel?"
 
The Story of Cinderella: A Pantomime, by Ronald Parr. Music from the operas of Sir Arthur Sullivan. London: Samuel French, 1954. Cast: Prince Charming; Dandini, equerry to the Prince; Baron Hardup, an inventor; Buttons, a domestic in Hardup Hall; Rudolf, ex-King of Pandemonium; the Honorable Hilda Hardup, eldest daughter; Tilda Hardup, the second daughter; Cinderella, his youngest daughter; Miss Mabel Mabb, M.A.; Fairy Fay, Miss Mabel's assistant; 1st fairy, elves, and court guests.
[Mabb's fairy shop has fallen on hard times and can't pay the rent to Baron Hardup, who himself has fallen far behind in his own estate payments. He is a fumbling inventor whose most likely invention, Fairyvision (FV), works only sporadically. Rudolph, the two-penny villain and crook, wants the fairy shop and Cinderella. He plans to foreclose on Hardup, thinking that Cinderella might agree to marry him to save her father. She refuses, but Rudolph, fearing recognition by the palace police, flees when Dandini comes by to announce the ball. Tilda Hardup, who has a speech defect, loves Rudolph (her Wudy), despite his villainy. The two sisters go to the ball with father in his Atommycar, which splits an atom every ten seconds for power, except that it doesn't work. The fairies dress Cindy who goes to the ball after all, wearing Mabb's slippers. Rudolph sets the clock back so that Cindy will be embarrassed by overstaying her time. She's turned back to rags as she flees, bumps into the Prince, and is scolded for being a raggamuffin. Buttons rescues her on a flying broomstick. Rudolph convinces her that she only dreamed of going to the ball and, in an act of "kindness," buys an old barn from her and Buttons for a goodly sum. But the title is written in disappearing ink and he substitutes "Magic Shop" for "Barn" and forecloses. Dandini comes by looking for the princess who fits the slipper. Cindy recognizes it as the one Mabb gave her but she can't find its mate because Rudolph stole it and hid it in the oven. There it gets mixed up into a cake that was cooking and is served to Dandini. He is amazed to find the other slipper and to see that both fit Cinderella. But they must find Mabb to transform her clothes. Mabb has just been dispossessed by Wudy. But in the nick of time he is exposed, Mabb sees an ink smudge and figures out the disappearing ink trick. Rudolph is incarcerated, but Tilda wants him. He'd prefer jail, but Dandini gives him to her anyway. The Prince and Cindy conjoin, and Cindy gives the moral based on Perrault exhorting youth to be good and wash behind their ears, do their sums and "Someday, somewhere, you'll certainly discover / A handsome, rich and well-connected lover. / Of course it helps, I hardly need remind you, /If you've a Fairy Godmother behind you!" Rudolph is glad that "the best lady won." Of the recent Cinderella pantomimes, Parr's is the most popular and has often been performed throughout England during the second half of the twentieth century. The song lyrics set to Gilbert and Sullivan have contributed immensely to this panto's success.]
The Other Cinderella, With Acknowledgements to all the Earlier Versions, by Nicholas Stuart Gray. Illustrated by Joan Jefferson Farjeon. London: Dennis Dobson, 1958.Cast: The Demon, The Fairy, Cinderella who is really Lady Ellen, Charles the Prince, Danny his equerry the Earl of Dannett, Melissa and Melanie the stepsisters, Dame Margaret the stepmother, James the Baron, Barny the squire.
[Act I sc.1: The Edge of a Forest, evening. A confused demon and fairy meet, as if called from another time. Both are frightened and console each other by trying to stay within traditional roles. Cinderella appears--a spoiled, haughty, self-pitying child who has lost her mother and is taking it out on herself by proclaiming that she is Cinderella, though acknowledging that she really is "horrible." The Prince and Danny come by and the fairy, confused by earlier versions of the story, wonders, to their surprise, which is which. Sc. 2: The Baronial Hall, later. Melissa and Melanie worry about Ellen's having gone out alone. They marvel at her abusiveness toward them and herself, but try to understand her bereavement. Lady Margaret is equally sympathetic. The Fairy and Demon visit as an old lady and a peddlar. They are welcomed by Margaret and her daughters, invited in to get warm, and thus are quite confused, since the stepfamily is supposed to be bad. Barny finds Cinderella and brings her back home, where she scolds everyone and heaps more abuse upon herself. The Prince and Danny stop by, but the Demon whisks them off to avoid their seeing what a wretch Ellen is. The Demon and Fairy wonder how they can help Ella. Act II, Sc. 1: In Another Forest, Midnight (a sinister place). The Prince and Danny, as if trapped in contiguous nightmares, try to hack their way out. They come upon the sleeping Fairy and tell her about the up-coming festival. The Demon appears, apparently summoned by the Prince who accidentally has hit upon a wand. A near miss from getting caught up in the Sleeping Beauty story. Sc. 2: The Baronial Hall, the following day. Cinderella, in a gorgeous white ball gown, primps for the ball. She imagines everyone will fall for her. The stepsisters agree that that might happen. Margaret reveals that she was Ellen's mother's closest friend and that she had agreed to raise her. She gives her her mother's pearls to wear to the ball. Ellen is elated and imagines marrying a monarch. Barny suggests it would be better to marry one you love. As Ellen is set to leave the Demon tells her how dull she is, ill-dressed, and second rate compared to Melissa and Melanie. So she refuses to go with them. The others go on. The Fairy finds Ella getting ready to run away dressed as a boy. She agrees to dress Cinderella in emeralds and diamonds, if that is the only condition under which she will go to the ball. She also provides a carriage from a pumpkin, etc. Barny drives her to the ball. Act III, Sc. 1: The Palace Gardens, that Night. Melissa and Melanie chat reassuringly with the Baron. Danny yearns to dance with them. Cinderella enchants everyone and approaches the stepfamily. The Prince and Danny talk amiably with the girls, and jealous Cinderella accuses them of cruelty to their stepsister. Margaret, Melissa, and Melanie are very patient and avoid exposing her. The Prince cannot believe Melissa or Melanie to be cruel and the "unknown" Princess' wretchedness is exposed. She weeps in her unhappiness, the Prince tries to console her, but at Midnight she flees terrified of being exposed to him. Sc. 2: The Edge of the Forest, Dawn. Cinderella feigns sleep under a tree. The Baron and Margaret pass, worrying about Ellen. Barny watches over her. Sc. 3: Outside the Forest, Morning. Melissa and Melanie find Cinderella and comfort her. The Prince arrives, under constraint to wed the one the slipper fits. The fairy appears, is angry at the way all is going and breaks her wand. The shoe fits Margaret, Melissa, and Melanie. It is tight on Cinderella, whose feet hurt and are swollen. The Demon tries to rig the right ending, but to no avail. A chastened Cinderella refuses to acknowledge the slipper as hers even though she has the mate. So the Prince gets to make his choice. He chooses Melanie, whom he has loved from the start. Danny chooses Melissa. And Cinderella at last acknowledges her affection for Barny.]
Cinderalfred, or The Silvern Boot: A Potted Panto-Parody (in rhyme), by C. R. Cook. London: Samuel French,. 1965. Characters in order of appearance: The Narrator; Cinderalfred; Zipper-Zip the scullery maid; Rack and Ruin, the Ugly Brothers; Step-mamma; the Footman; Dandino; Fairy Godfather; King; Queen; the Chancellor; Princess Pearl. Scene I: The Kitchen; Scene II: The Same; Scene III: The Ball; Scene IV: The Kitchen.
[There was no girl called Cinderella--a pack of lies. Rather there was only Cinderalfred, great-grandson of Alf the Great. "He was a poor, ill-treated lad, / He slaved all day, he had no dad; / His Step-Mamma was very cruel, / She'd never let him go to school." Dandino serves"hinvitations" to all eligible males under sixty-five to attend the Princess' Ball, but Cinderalfred can't go since he has no dancing shoes. Fairy godfather provides "a pair of Silvern Dancing Shoes" and a tricycle to get him there. The bored Princess dances with no one until Cinderalfred appears, then with him alone. Even the King admires his shoes. At midnight he flees, losing his slipper. He is identified at last, back in his kitchen, after Zipper recognizes the shoe and brings Cinderalfred forward. The Fairy godfather appears to bless the scene. He's on his way for a date with the Queen of Tonga.]
Cinderella: A Pantomime, by John Crocker, with lyrics by Eric Gilder. London: Samuel French, 1967. Cast: Dandini, Little Miss Muffet, Prince Charming, Baron Hardup, Buttons, Cinderella, Ugly Sisters Tutti and Frutti, Dobbin the horse, Fairy Godmother, the Broker's Men Rag, Tag, and Bobtail, the King, a Bear, and a chorus. Running time ca. two hours thirty minutes.
[In his introduction Croker locates the origins of pantomime in commedia del arte, ballet, opera, the musical hall, folklore and fairytale. "This strange mixture has created a splendid topsy-turvy world where men are women, women are men, where the present is embraced within the past, where people are hit but not hurt, where authority is constantly flouted, where fun is poked at everything including pantomime...[and] where magic abounds and dreams invariably come true" (p. 1). Act I, Sc. 1: The Royal Forest, at the Tuffet and Spider, where Dandini tries to impersonate the Prince to get a kiss from Miss Muffet, who is now owner. Dandini doesn't get his kiss, but the Prince gets the idea of reversing roles. The Baron arrives with hopes of marrying off one of his ugly stepdaughters in order to hold off the Brokers' Men. Buttons shows up with Cinderella, plants a dandelion seed which instantly grows, and provided gags for giving a gift or stealing a flower with Cinders. Tutti and Frutti arrive and flirt with the Conductor to see who's prettiest. The Prince sees Cinders and falls in love. The Prince distributes invitations to the ball and all exit with "a-hunting we will go." Sc. 2: A Village Street before a frontcloth. Baron gets off Dobbin and tries to pick Buttons' dandelion. The Broker's Men arrive. Many gags. Sc. 3: The Kitchen at Hardup Hall (full set). Prince visits with invitation to ball for Cinders. She protests lack of fit attire. The Prince says he loves her as she is. They sing the "I Will Always Remember" duet. Tutti & Frutti enter and the Prince leaves. The mean women tear up Cinders' invitation. Baron rushes in pursued by Broker's Men and massive confusion. Sc. 4: Outside Hardup Hall (frontcloth). Rag, Tag, and Bobtail tussle over Buttons' dandelion. He repairs it with a little fertilizer--very strong. Sc. 5: The Ugly Sisters Boudoir (half-set). Preparations for the ball with mudpacks and bicarb, which leads to fight with cosmetic hand grenades. Sc. 6: The Servants' Hall at the Palace (frontcloth). The Broker's Men apply for flunkey jobs. Sc. 7: The Kitchen at Hardup Hall. The Uglies set off; Dobbin thinks about eating the dandelion. Buttons shows Cinders his zoo. They have a make-believe ball. Fairy Godmother arrives and transforms the make-believe into fact, and Cinderella sets out. Act II, Sc. 8: The Palace Ballroom. The ball gets underway with incompetent flunkeys. The Uglies arrive. The Prince is disappointed that Cinders is not there. She arrives at 11:00. They wonder if they've met. A busy dance, given the full crew. Cinders leaves at midnight, losing her crystal slipper. The proclamation song: "She whom it fits, I claim as bride!" Sc. 9: A Forest Glade (Frontcloth). The Baron and Uglies meet a bear on their way home. Sc. 10: The Music Room at Hardup Hall (backcloth). Cinders gets the report on the ball from the family. The Prince arrives and the slipper fits Cinderella. Wedding Bells. Sc. 11: Old Boys Reunion (tabs). The Baron meets the King. Sc. 12: The Royal Wedding Reception (full set). Much pomp and music. Croker's pantomime has fifty-four musical numbers in all.]
Cinderella. A Pantomime by Peter Quartermain. With additional material by Clarkson Rose. London: The Richmond Music Company, Ltd., 1968. Cast: Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Buttons, Blossom Hardup, Petal Hardup, their mother Dolly the Baroness Hardup of Stoneybroke, a Man, King Hubert the Twenty-Sixth of Bankrupt, his Chancellor Oswald, Prince Charming, Dandini, Major Domo, Cecil, and a chorus of Villagers, Soldiers, Huntsmen, Lords and Ladies, Fairies and Footmen.
[Act I sc. 1: Outside Hardup Hall in the Village of Stoneybroke. FG appears announcing the story of Cinderlla and the crystal slipper. Clock chimes. Cinders and chorus sing "What a Beautiful Day." Buttons brings a letter from Dolly on the death of Cinders' father. Dolly and her daughters will move in with Cinderella. Buttons declares his love to Cinders and they exit singing "I Could Write a Book." Petal and Blossom enter on scooters, collide center stage, and perpetually fight. A man whose scooters they've stolen pursues them, demanding 30 shillings. They con him and sing "Sisters," with audience participation. FG appears as beggar woman. Cinders is kind to her. The Uglies appear and would drive her away. With drum roll King Hubert enters with Oswald, singing "There's Something about a Soldier." He's looking for Baron Stoneybroke. Buttons explains that he's dead and that Dolly is in charge. They sing "Ratter Pan." Act 1 sc. 2: Behind Hardup Hall: Gag scene with Buttons, Dolly, Blossom & Petal, and a pie. Act I sc. 3. In the Forest: "Hunt Ballet" as Prince Charming and Dandini discuss their love lives. Prince sings "Where Will I Find the Girl" and decides to reverse roles with Dandini. FG appears and introduces Cinders. Prince falls in love with her. They sing "Long Before I Knew You." Act I sc. 4: A Corridor in Hardup Hall: Buttons and Dolly with gags about the work day. Act I sc. 5: The Kitchen in Hardup Hall: Sweeping Cinders is joined by six children who get cookies and story from Cinders, "The King was in the All Together." Dolly enters with gags about Petal's drawers. Buttons reassures Cinders with "The Little White Bull" and gives Cinders an invitation to the ball, which Blossom and Petal tear up. More gags as sisters prepare, then leave. FG appears and transforms Cinders' clothing, the rats, mice, and pumpkin. Act I sc 6: The Land of the Crystal Slipper, with "The Fairyland Ballet," a flying ballet concluding with admonitions about midnight. Act II sc. 1: Ballroom in the Royal Palace: Blossom and Petal plan their attack. Dolly offers Prince Charming a drink from a bar installed in her gown. Hubert appears and gets on well with Dolly. Her dress walks away, and she dances with Hubert to the "National Anthem of Bankrupt." Princess Crystal enters and dances with the Prince. They recognize each other from the woods and sing "My Love is Only for You." Petal and Blossom assail a man, and Hubert and Dolly dance further "The Ballroom Dance." Cinders flees at midnight. Prince, with slipper, sings "Someday We'll Meet Again." Act II Sc. 2: The Wood on the Way Home: The Uglies encounter ghosts. Act II sc. 3: Square of Stoneybroke Village: Buttons and the stepfamily, with gags. Herbert meets Dolly flirtatiously and they sing "You're the Tops." Dandini enters with "The Slipper Dance." The slipper fits Petal, until her false leg falls off. Blossom tries and fails, then Buttons brings in Cinders. The Prince recognizes her instantly, she produces the other slipper, and they sing "My Love is Only for You. Act II sc. 4: A Corridor in Hardup Hall: Dolly appears with gags and songs. Act II sc. 5: The Royal Palace: Grand finale with "Theatre Land March" and a wishing of all a Happy New Year.]
Cinderella: A Musical Play. Retold by Robert Neil Porter and Jack Perry. Denver: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., 1973. First performed on 25 May 1969 by the Trouper's Club of Hollywood, California. Cast: Stepsisters Bellagrizel and Ettagrizel (Betty Martin, Eve Curtis), Royal Page (R. Walter Fey), Stepmother Lady Imagrizel (Rhodie Cogan), the Dog Rover (Ray Rakes), Cinderella (Frankie Mae), Fairy Godmother (Estelle Milmar), The King (Irving Klein), The Prince (Bob Porter), The Queen (Eleanor Klein), Courtiers (Tiny Tim Kramer & Frank Buchanan), La Marquesa Di Roma (Dorothy Palermo), Duchess of London (Marie Emmerick), Princess Royal of Luxembourg (Wilda Westfall). With Jack Perry at the Piano. Musical Numbers: The Prince is Going to Marry; Ella of the Cinders; Work, Lazy Cinderella, Work!; I'm a Fairy Godmother; Neopolitan Melody, Pomp and Circumstance, Germanic Melody; She's The Fairest in the Land; Never Run Away From Me; The Cinderella Waltz; The Cinderella Waltz (Reprise).
[Synopsis: Sc. 1: Trumpets announce the ball. The pretty stepsisters are snooty, but swoon when they learn the news. Rover chases the Royal Page away. Sc. 2. Rover protects Cinderella as the step family makes her work, calling her lazy. Sc. 3. FG appears, gives Rover powers of speech, and they strut off together to Cinderella's corner. Sc. 4. The stepsisters go to the ball, and FG and Rover prepare Cinderella, who goes too. Sc. 5. The bored Prince meets the various royal princesses and the two stepsisters. Cinderella appears and they dance. As midnight arrives FG counts down the strokes with the help of the audience, but Cinderella doesn't get away in time. Sc. 6. FG and Cinderella commiserate her not having gotten away in time. Cinderella still has one slipper and Rover has found the other, but FG's magic doesn't work after midnight. So Cinderella heads home, but FG convinces her that she should leave one slipper with Rover who will guard it from anyone but the Prince. He does and the Prince is delighted. Sc. 7. The stepsisters welcome the Royal Page who is searching for the owner of the slipper. After the sisters try fitting and fail Rover pulls Cinderella out by the skirt. The Prince recognizes her by her lovely eyes. The stepsisters beg to be included in the celebration. The Prince says they can attend if they can find Rover. Ettagrizel insists she is no dogcatcher, but stepmother silences her and they submit. Sc. 8. FG announces the wedding to the royalty and they do the Cinderella Waltz. Sc. 9. At the Palace stepmother presents Rover to Cinderella, all clean and clipped. The King will let them stay at the Palace, except that they have to do their own housework--there are only two hundred rooms! They exit howling while the rest reprise the Cinderella Waltz. The curtain call includes the singing of a happily ever after for "My Rover, Prince Charming, and me!"]
The Truth About Cinderella: A Musical Comedy. Based upon "The Cinderella Complex" by Sir Osbert Sitwell. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by David Rogers. Book by June Walker Rogers. Chicago: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1974. Cast: A Page, the Prince, Cinderella, a Stenographer, the King (the Prince's father), the Queen (the Prince's mother), the Herald; Humpleby and Scully (Cinderella's servants); Lady Lily Laughingtower (Cinderella's stepmother), Diana and Pamela (Cinderella's stepsisters); Sir James (her father); Dame Prudence (the Good fairy godmother) and Dame Wiley (the bad fairy godmother); Lady Southport (a family friend) and Millicent (her niece), Lord and Lady Scone (family friends), Caroline (their granddaughter); Greg (Pamela's fiance) and Hugh Fitzhugh (Diana's friend); Doctor Heath (the minister), a Dentist, and four girls. Guests, servants, courtiers, and other girls and escorts. Time: The Present. Place: Wilfer Hall in England.
[Act One. Sc. 1: An aged king and queen (Cinderella) sit on their thrones. As the king sleeps Queen Cinderella instructs a stenographer to take down her story, which, she insists, is not what people think. The king awakens worried about who the princess will be for the prince. Cinderella wonders who cares. Four girl candidates pass by to be interviewed. Sc. 2: A flashback to Wilfer Hall to reveal (presumably to the Stenographer as well as the audience) the Truth about Cinderella. She is a fair, slender, and pretty girl who is filled with hidden resentments under the guise of seeming self sacrifice. She does everything to play the martyr and to appear oppressed. She is a cleanness freak, working Scully and Humpleby to exhaustion. She seems to pay tribute to her mother with her song "Help Stamp Out Dirt," as she scrubs and cleans even the grass and rhododendrens. Everyone tries to be kind to her when she gets her foot stuck in a scrub bucket, but she is humorless and mean to all, especially her father James, when he tries to be kind. Prudence her good fairygodmother approaches and tries to get her to be more sociable and to reciprocate kindness for kindness. Prudence notes that Cinderella was always competing with her mother, that neither liked the other, that from her childhood Cinderella used impatient neurotic tactics to garner attention, just as her mother had done to win Sir James, and sings "The Truth About Cinderella," which says that she is full of self doubt and is dependent upon others' pity. She needs to be free, but is trapped by her deceits. Sir James and Lady Lily Laughtingtower plan to marry and Cinderella does all she can to spoil the event in her "kind" way. Sc. 3: Cinderella plants a twig at her Mummy's grave. Dame Wiley, her bad fairy godmother appears and congratulates Cinderella on behaving just like her conniving mother to get what she wants. She sings "Guilt," a song in a tango tempo that explains how to manipulate other people's neuroses to your advantage--how you "can ruin a wedding or a ball / just with a small sad smile." The scene ends with the Prince's parents worrying about finding him a bride. Sc. 4: At the wedding Cinderella meets her stepsister's fiancé and woos him away with her hardworking, self-sacrificing I'm-the-one-who-does-all-the-work act. As an sign of unselfish kindness she gives her mother-in-law-to-be her precious locket with her mother's picture in it! She then disrupts everything at the wedding reception by cleaning this and that and fussing. But Greg is taken with her, behavior, however, and sings "A New Kind of Girl"--one who perpetually thinks of others instead of herself. The guests whisper about how scandalous it is that Cinderella has to work on such an occasion. Prudence tries to intervene, telling Cinderella that she is repeating her mother's living lies, but she proceeds as before, working as a slave, carrying a sand bag across stage, dressed in hand-me-downs, working like a dog, but charming Greg. Act II. Sc. 1: People prepare for the Prince's ball, discussing their dresses, hair, and plans. Cinderella does not participate. Sc. 2:Everyone tries to get Cinderella to dress and join them, but she refuses to get ready, polishing her father's black shoes, instead. So they leave her to her drudgery. Wiley appears, praises her for her brilliant acting out of the guilt trip, and gets Cinderella ready--pumpkin coach, white mice and green lizards transformed into attendants, a sexy sheath dress and glass slippers, and vamp music which Cinderella manages very well. She sings "At the Palace Tonight," a song about how she will knock 'em dead and wow 'em at the Palace tonight. Sc. 3: The ball is boring until Cinderella arrives but in no time she takes command of the Prince, slights Pamela and Diana, and scorns Greg. The Prince sings "Ready for You," and clearly he is, but she slips out at midnight, leaving behind her slipper for the royalty who sing "Find the Foot," and speculate on who she may be--genteel, a troll, a heel, a beautiful sole? Sc. 4: Back at Wilfer Hall Cinderella makes Humpleby and Scully work, cleaning things up for the Prince's visit. Prudence tries to alter Cinderella's determination to be a liar and cheat like her mother, but Wiley carries the day. Greg visits, hoping to see Cinderella. Lily appears and is addressed as "Daddy's second wife." The Prince then arrives. The shoe fits none but Cinderella, who asks to have the wedding tonight. The Prince agrees, she freezes Greg with a look, and goes out with the Prince. She tells the others that they may attend her wedding, providing they remember where they are. Lily and James realize what a relief it is to have her gone. Pamela forgives Greg, and they will be married next day as well, a double wedding with Hugh and Diana. Cinderella sings how she will not touch another cleanser on her perfect day. Sc. 5: After the wedding the old queen gives Cinderella a jewel-studded pail and brush as a wedding gift and tells her to keep cleaning until she becomes queen herself. For now she is only Crown Princess. She sings a reprise of ""Help Stamp Out Dirt" as the old king tells her to polish his crown and the old queen tells her to put new filters in the moat, and all sing that that's the way she's to live out her youth, "For that's the truth about Cinderella."]
Cinderella: A Pantomime, by Betty Astell. Introduction by Cyril Fletcher. London: Samuel French, 1977. Cast: Grandfather & 3 children [optional, as prologues to the two acts, requesting the story of the hardworking girl that turns the spit and sits by the fire--Cinders], Baron Hardup, Frankenstena, Draquella, the Broker's Men Cough-up and Sneeze, Buttons, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Dandini, Prince, Footman, Major Domo, Harlequin, Columbine, Clown, Pierrot.
[Act I: After the Prologue, the Broker's Men come to dismantle Stonybroke Hall, but are chased away by the chorus. Baron Hardup and Buttons repeat some gags with a trip hammer that bonks anyone who sings Teddy Bear's Picnic; then they trick Frankie and Ella, the stepsisters into getting bonked, then more audience gags as the Broker's Men return but get driven out when Frankie and Ella smash pictures over their heads, etc. Prince and Dandini switch places a la Rossini and announce the ball. The Prince meets Cinderella, they fall mutually in love. Buttons, who loves Cinderella, is jealous. The stepsisters dress for the ball, but Cinderella can't go. Buttons entertains her until the Fairy Godmother appears, disguised as the Old Crone from the woods. She converts pumpkin, six white mice, and green lizards into carriage, horses, and footmen, and she is off. Act II: Prologue: Grandpa agrees to tell of the ball, which unfolds. After various gags Cinderella arrives, dances with the Prince, while other dancing takes place, with kicking in the rear, etc. At midnight Cinderella flees, is transformed back to rags, but loses the slipper. Back home Buttons takes Cinderella to the attic for a Gothic scene with huge spiders, ghosts, etc. Then the Prince arrives seeking the one who fits the slipper. It's Cinderella--"that name again," says the Prince, enthralled. Buttons gets a kiss on the forehead, a harlequinade is performed with gags, and a reprise assures that the story ends with joy and laughter.]
Cinderella: A Musical Fantasy in Two Acts, by Phylis Ward Fox. Music and lyrics by David Coleman. Chicago: The Coach House Press, Inc., 1978. Cast: Gladys, The Fairy Godmother; Harold, The White Rabbit; Cinderella; Anna, her Stepmother; Marie, her older Stepsister; Jean, her younger Stepsister; Edward, the Prince. Musical Numbers: "Smile" (Cinderella); "A Fortune in Love" (Edward, Harold); "The Plotting Song" (Anna, Marie, Jean); "Think and It Happens" (Gladys, Harold); "Believe in You" (Harold); "Godmother" (Gladys, Cinderella); "Love" (Edward, Cinderella).
[Act I: Harold thinks he's following Alice but follows Cinderella instead, who also has lovely long hair; in his pursuit he has fallen into the wrong hole/story. Fairy godmother Gladys tries to get rid of him but it's too late, the story has already begun. They see Cinderella and the stepfamily at her father's grave. Anna and Marie are mean; Jean is more sympathetic to Cinderella's grief. Harold tries to get out of the story but Gladys threatens to report him to the Wizard of Oz. Back home, Cinderella gets into trouble when Marie finds a worm in her lettuce salad and accuses of Cinderella of putting it there. Cinderella cheers herself by singing "Smile." Gladys turns Harold into the Prime Minister to talk Edward, the Prince, into having a ball. Back at Cinderella's house the stepsisters and stepmother trip over the floor-scrubbing Cinderella, then order her to make ball gowns for them. Harold and Gladys watch Cinderella work and help (Harold peels onions, under protest). The work all done, and the dresses made, Cinderella has time to make herself a dress. The Stepmother ruins it by insisting that the lace and ribbon be removed since those materials were left overs from the dresses Cinderella made for Marie and Jean. Harold comforts Cinderella with "Believe in You." Act II:Gladys and Harold get Cinderella to the ball. As Harold bumbles about as Prime Minister Edward thinks he must be drunk, but Harold insists that he has had only carrots. Harold has to dance with the stepdaughters. He has a sneezing fit (he's allergic to honeysuckle, which is what Marie is wearing). Edward is allergic to Lemon Drop Delicious (which is what Jean is wearing) and starts sneezing too. Edward finds everyone ugly. Then Cinderella enters. Edward sings "Love," and it all happens as it should. At midnight she flees leaving Edward with her slipper. Harold reassures him that he has a lucky rabbit's foot and that things will be okay. Back at the house Anna examines a glass slipper Marie found in Cinderella's trunk. She had become curious when she heard Cinderella singing the waltz played at the ball. They confront Cinderella, who admits going to the ball. Anna apologizes for being mean and tells Cinderella that she has a gift for her in the wardrobe. As Cinderella looks Anna locks her in. Edward and Harold visit with the other slipper. Anna tries to pass Jean off as Cinderella, but her perfume gives her away. (More sneezing.) Harold "thinks" the wardrobe into the room, thinks the lock off, and Cinderella enters, robed as beautifully as the night before. She needs only her slippers, which the Prince supplies. Edward and Cinderella sing "Love." The stepfamily squabbles itself off stage, and Harold sets off to find Alice.]
Cinderladdin: A Pantomime, by Patrick McLoughlin. London: Samuel French, 1979. Cast:Cinderella, Aladdin, Widow Twankey, Uncle alias Merchant alias Mandarin, Stepsisters Hideoso and Uglita, Genie, Page of the Slipper, Pages, Palanquin Bearers, Coolie Chorus.
[The action takes place in Widow Twankey's laundry, Cinderella's kitchen, and an open space between. Act I: Aladdin and Cinderella have met, told each other their stories, and like each other very much. Widow Twankey is at home tending her Chinese laundry, wondering why Aladdin is not home. A merchant comes by trading new lamps for old. Twankey trades Aladdin's lamp, but first would clean it and, with a rub, produces the Genie. Meanwhile, Cinderella has survived the persecution of Hideoso and Uglita, who have gone to the ball leaving her to do all the laundry. Aladdin advises her to bring it to his mother's place where he will get it cleaned and use his lamp to make up for Cinderella's missing Fairy Godmother. Aladdin arrives at the laundry just as the Genie appears. The merchant runs off with the lamp, and the widow faints. After several gags the widow uses her wish to get the lamp back, and Aladdin transports Cinderella to the ball, using a palanquin instead of a pumpkin to make the coach. Act II: The widow dirties the new lamp, the merchant reappears, seizes and rubs it just as Aladdin appears with the right one which he rubs too. Genie appears. The merchant thinks the Genie is at his bidding and wishes Aladdin and the Widow were transported to a village in North Wales called (several times) Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysillogogocochi. Aladdin appears and would send the merchant there, but he admits that he is the wicked uncle twice removed, and they turn him instead into a mandarin. Meanwhile Cinderella returns from the ball with only one slipper. The Ugly stepsisters return with boasts and abuse. The mandarin arrives from the Palace with other slipper, which the Uglies can't get into. The Widow arrives to deliver the laundry. Cinderella borrows the lamp and wishes that Aladdin appear as the Prince, which he does, amidst some union jokes, and the shoe fits.]
Cinderella: An Opera in Two Acts for Children to Play and Sing, by Peter Maxwell Davies. London: Chester Music, [ca. 1980].

Cinderella: A Pantomime, by Norman Robbins. London: Samuel French, 1980. Cast:Dandini, Buttons, Cinderella, Baron Hardupp of Stoneybroke Mansion, Baroness Medusa Hardupp his new wife and her daughters Asphyxia and Euthanasia, Ammer and Tongs the Broker's Men, Prince Charming of Castle Glamorous, Fairy Godmother, Major Domo, Villagers, Footmen, Huntsmen, Courtiers, Junior Misses, and Sunbeams Chorus.
[Act I, Sc. 1: The Village of Merrivale. The Prince is hunting and Dandini enters the village to announce the Ball. Buttons is looking for Cinderella and makes jokes with the audience. The Baron arrives with his bride and little monsters. Footmen arrive with the Baroness' Christmas shopping, and the Baron writhes at the cost. Ammer and Tongs follow to foreclose on the mansion. The Baroness drives them out. Sc. 2: A Path in the Woods where Cinders and Buttons chat and sing. Sc. 3: A Woodland Glade. All meet again, passing through the wood. The Prince, disguised as Dandini, meets Cinders, and they fall in love. Asphyxia and Euthanasia pursue "Prince Chow Mein"--lots of gags, but end up with Ammer and Tongs; Cinders is kind to an old lady, and the Fairy Godmother visits Cinders. Sc. 4: A Corridor in Stoneybroke Mansion. Dancers go through a Junior Miss routine in nightgowns, carrying candles. Sc. 5: The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Mansion. The Stepdaughters dress for the ball. The Baron wants Cinders to go too, but Mrs. Hardupp tears up one of the four tickets. In the following routine three more tickets get torn up. They go off to the Ball without Cinders or tickets. The Fairy Godmother rescues Cinderella. Act II, Sc. 1: Outside the Castle. A charade on how to get four in on one ticket. Cinders and Buttons arrive and enter as the footmen are pursuing the gate crashers. Sc. 2: The Ballroom of Castle Glamorous. The Prince and Cinders dance; Medusa, Asphyxia, and Euthanasia are caught stealing the silver; midnight strikes, and Cinders flees, losing her slipper. Sc. 4: The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Mansion. The Baroness figures out that Cinders was the Princess and hides her away. Buttons in a pout leaves, but the Fairy Godmother convinces him to help his dear Cinders. He does, Cinders appears in the nick of time, but the Baroness trips the Footman and the slipper is smashed. Cinders produces the other one and is united with the Prince. Sc. 5: A Songsheet. Sc. 6: A Finale with Sunbeams, Junior Misses, Chorus, Major Domo and the whole cast.]
Cinderella: A Family Musical. Book, music and lyrics by David Wood. London: Samuel French, 1981. Cast: King Septimus, Queen Ermintrude, Prince Charming, William (a Courtier), Jester, Ugly Stepsisters Bella and Donna, Baron Hardy who's Hardup, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, various stallholders at the Christmas Fayre, Guests at the Ball, Hairdresser, Coachman, Beautician, several Mice, a Frog, and a Dancing Bear. Sixteen big musical numbers.
[Act I, Sc. 1: The Christmas Fayre in the Palace Courtyard. King and Queen can't find Charming. He's asleep in Luck Dip Bran Tub. They annouonce the Ball. Charming wants to invite Cinderella. Sc. 2: The Baron's Kitchen. The Baron is locked up in the cupboard by the Ugly Sisters to let him know what it's like being on the shelf. Cinderella lets him out. The Uglies battle the audience and oppress Cinderella in every way they can. They want money for Christmas shopping. The Baron assures Cinderella that she has a Fairy Godmother. Sc. 3: A path through the Forest. Bella and Donna have trouble with their horse. William and the Prince come by with invitations. The Uglies would destroy Cinderella's but the horse rescues it and gives it back to Charming; he then does a soft shoe dance. Sc. 4: The Baron's Dining Room. Cinderella and Jonny and Ginnie (mice) set the table. Mice do a Squeak-Squeak song. William gives Cinderella her invitation; the Uglies arrive demanding lunch. The mice thwart them from abusing Cinderella. The Baron arrives and sees Cinderella's invitation, which the Uglies instantly tear up. They would beat up on Cinderella except that the mice appear and they flee holding up their skirts and screaming. Sc. 5: Palace Garden. Cinderella accidentally meets the Prince, not knowing he's the Prince. He hates dancing, but she teaches him to do the "Funky Monkey." The King and Queen enter and chase the dirty girl away with a "Shoo, shoo" song. The Prince realizes who she must have been. Sc. 6: Ugly Sisters' Bedroom, Christmas Eve, the Night of the Ball. The Hairdresser and Beautician do their best. Sc. 7: The Baron's Kitchen. The mice console Cinderella. The Baron and the Uglies set off. The Fairy Godmother appears, puts the invitation back together again, does magic tricks for the mice (squeak, squeak), and makes a coach from a pumpkin, footmen from lizards, and coachman from a frog, and provides a grand dress. Act II, Sc.1: The Ballroom at the Palace. The Prince is frightened as a rabbit, especially of Bella and Donna, who force him to tango. Cinderella arrives, waltzes with the Prince, then they do the Funky Monkey. The Uglies think she is a princess and bow and scrape. She asks them about Cinderella. They explode with scorn. Cinderella flees at midnight, leaving behind the glass slipper. Sc. 2: The Chase. A busy pantomime, with mice, horse, frog, everybody, against scrims. Much bumping, falling, and piling up of bodies. Sc. 3: Baron's Kitchen. Recap of the night with Fairy Godmother and mice. The Uglies return. Cinderella sings the "One Glass Slipper Song" after they go to bed. Sc. 4: Palace Courtyard Christmas Day. Prince sings "One Glass Slipper Song" too. It's a sad Christmas at the Palace until they find lizards and a frog in the Christmas Pudding bag, then hit upon the idea of searching for the owner of the slipper. Sc. 5: Baron's Dining Room. Cinderella and mice exchange gifts. The Uglies come down; the Royal Party arrives with fanfare. The Jester and Ugly Sisters compete. They try on the slipper. It fits Bella, that is until they discover that she has used a fake leg. The Prince asks about Cinderella. The audience reveals that she's been locked in the cupboard. The mice produce the key. Cinderella appears. The King is shocked, but the Queen welcomes her as princess. The Uglies protest but the Baron speaks out: "I'm the boss around here. Right?" The Uglies are thrilled: "Oh Stepdaddy, You're so--strong." They join the Brownies, become good girls, and lead the audience in the "Happy Wedding Day Song." Funky Monkey reprise.]
Cinderella: A Traditional Pantomime, by Peter Quartermain. Leigh on Sea, Essex: Richmond Music Company, Ltd., 1986. Cast: Fairy Godmother (Traditional), Buttons (Light Comedy/Singer/Dancer), Cinderella (Principal Girl), Baron Hubert Hardup (Kindly Doddering Character), Baroness Hardup (Evil Stepmother), Petunia and Loo-Loo Bell, her daughters (The Two Principal Comedians). Pompetti (the Prince's Aide Le Comp), Prince Charming (Principal Boy), Dandini (the Prince's best friend--light comedy/dashing), and fairy dancers Heneydew, Coriander, Gossamer, Cloverhew, and the Sweet Man and the Fox.
[Fairy Godmother and fairies come to Hardup Hall, knowing that they will serve Cinderella. Buttons tells of her father's return from Paris. She is elated. But it turns out that he has married a beautiful rich woman, to save the estate. To his surprise he discovers that his bride has two children she had not bothered to tell him about. The cold Baroness locks Hubert in the bathroom and enslaves Cinderella. She is perturbed by the fact that she thought she had made a good marriage for money. But Hardup is poor. So, she will marry the daughters off on rich boys. In this pantomime the two girls work the audience repeatedly with jokes and refrains. The Prince and Dandini switch roles to announce the Ball. Cinderella falls in love with the "friend." The Fairy Godmother goes through the pumpkin, lizard routine to prepare Cinderella. At the Ball she is surprised to discover that her beloved is Prince. She flees at midnight, losing her slipper. He searches until he finds her. The pantomime ends with the Royal Wedding and plenty of dancing by the fairies. Petunia and Loo-Loo Bell, one fat and one skinny, are quite funny.]
Cinderella; or The Sweet Little Maid And The Magic Shoes; or, Love is A Game That We Need Not Lose: A Victorian Pantomime, by Alan Brown. London: Samuel French, 1986. Cast: Cinderella, Snowdrop and Tulip her ugly sisters, Baron Hardup her father, Polly Perkins his niece, Buttons his servant; Prince Charming, Dandini his valet, Queen Mariana the Prince's mother, Princess Andromeda the Prince's ten-year-old lollipop-licking cousin, Major-Domo; Wormwood and Scrubbs the Brokers' Men; Fairy Flora the fairy godmother, Aconite a wicked fairy, Snow Queen, Fairies; Huntsmen, Villagers, Guests at the Ball. In the Harlequinade: Harlequin, Columbine, Pierrot, Pantaloon, Clown, Butcher, Watchman, Lady. Nineteen musical numbers and a couple of reprises.
[Part I, Sc. 1: A fairy glen. Flora and Aconite dispute. Sc. 2: Forest in Winter. The royal huntsmen appear. Dandini rescues some village maidens from a wild boar; Flora meets the Prince. The Ugly sisters arrive, flirt, and leave; then Cinderella arrives hunting for firewood. Aconite would curse her, but Fairy Flora disguises herself as an old woman and helps her through the wood, which now seems beautiful. Sc. 3: Forest in Summer (full stage). Cinderella enjoys nature to the music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Sc. 4: Road to Hardup Hall (frontcloth). Baron, drunk, sings "Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer" with audience. Buttons laments with him their financial ruin as the Brokers' Men appear, mainly to music. Sc. 5: Kitchen of Hardup Hall (full stage). Cinderella sings "Father's a Drunkard and Mother's Dead," joined by the Baron and Buttons, then the Ugly sisters. Dandini arrives with invitations to the Ball, but Scrubbs and Wormwood arrive too, to take the furniture. Flora, disguised as an old woman, consoles Cinderella. Sc. 6: The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir. Wormwood and Scrubbs come as Beauticians and give Snowdrop and Tulip mud facials. Sc. 7: Kitchen in Hardup Hall (full stage). The Ugly sisters depart for the ball leaving Cinderella in tears. Buttons cheers her up by miming a ball. Flora and Aconite appear, Flora preparing the pumpkin, etc., and Aconite threatening curses. Cinderella sets out. Part II, Sc. 8: Road Outside the Palace (frontcloth). The Baron's car has broken down. The Baron tries to fix it. Snowdrop tries to seduce a car into stopping to help, but as she exposes her leg the car crashes into a tree. A bear offers the Baron a spanner, then punctures another tire, and pulls the backend off the car as it tries to go, etc. The Brokers' Men appear as clowns trying to get by the Major-Domo. The bear mimicks the Major-Domo, leading up to a pun on bear behind, etc. Sc. 9: Ballroom (full stage). A masquerade with many fairy tale characters present and the bear too. Cinderella enters and captivates the Prince; Sc. 9a: The Harlequinade, elaborately staged with much interaction between the two casts. Midnight arrives and Aconite appears to block Cinderella's exit so that she is seen in rags by the Queen; but Cinderella gets away anyway, losing her slipper. Sc. 10: A Room at Hardup Hall (frontcloth). The Major-Domo and Dandini bring the slipper to Hardup Hall. It fits Cinderella. Sc. ll: Royal Palace (full stage). The royal wedding. The Prince and Cinderella give the epilogue, reminiscent of Midsummer Night's Dream on how dream-like the whole play has been, and how the cast is but "spirits framed of air" wishing the audience happy thoughts and dreams. Stage Manager leads the audience and full cast in singing "After the Ball is Over."
Cinderella: An Original Pantomime. By Rex Walford and Iris Lloyd. Cambridge: Cambridge Publishing Services, 1986. Two Acts (eleven scenes). Cast: Cinderella (1) [Principal girl--good singer]; Cinderella (2) [A substitute if producer uses certain effects--very small part]; Prince Charmint [a female principal boy]; Dandini [Second principal boy, preferably female]; Evadne and Ariadne (the Ugly Sisters) [If possible, one short and one fat and the other tall and thin; could be male or female]; Baroness Hartup of Stoneybroke [Preferably a male "dame" but could be female--a comedy character--not the usual goodnatured dame, but misguided rather than evil] Baron Hardup of Stoneybroke [Male comedy character--oppressed!]; Buttons [Male comedy/straight character--needs to work well with audience]; Miranda [A "modern miss"]; Charlie Steppin and Fred Grabbitt [Traditional pair of male comedians]; The King [Serious male character--this role could be changed to Queen if there are few men in the company]; Fairy Godmother [Female character--she is forgetful so needs a touch of comedy]; Flunkey [Male--needs deadpan comedy]; Page and Two Coachmen [Perhaps three younger players]; Chorus [12 speaking parts but this need not limit total number of players].
[Synopsis: Sc. 1: The Marketplace, Stoneybroke. The baron commiserates his hard life with the chorus, Cinderella reflects upon the past and receives a rabbit from Miranda, the Uglies and mother complain and harrass, the brokers men hassle the baron, and Dandini announces the ball. Sc. 2: Corridor in Stoneybroke Castle. Cinderella learns from Buttons that the stepmother has pocketed her invitation and that she has to make dresses for everyone else. The brokers men take inventory. Sc. 3: One Wish Pool in the Wishing Wood. Buttons wishes the Fairy Godmother would help Cinderella and she does by having Cinderella and the Prince meet in the woods. Cinderella introduces herself as Cinderella of Stoneybroke Castle but the Prince introduces himself as Dandini and invites her to the ball. Sc. 4: The Boudoir. The Uglies intimidate the brokers men and then belabor Cinderella. Many comic situations as brokers men removes screens exposing partially dressed "ladies." Sc. 5: The Castle Kitchen. Buttons consoles Cinderella. FG appears and prepares her for the ball. Act II. Sc. 6: Outside the Palace. The stepfamily arrives without Cinderella. The Baron is disappointed. Sc. 7: The Palace Ballroom. Jests between stepfamily, Dandini, brokers men, and Prince. The Flunkey announces Princess Crystal of Hearts (Cinderella). The Prince allows that he was in love with Cinderella, until tonight. Cinderella flees at midnight, thinking still that he's Dandini. Sc. 8: Outside the Palace, they find the slipper and begin the search. Sc. 9: Drawing Room of Stoneybroke Castle. Brokers men continue to remove furniture. Prince arrives to test the slipper. It fits Evadne, but when they try to remove it her (false) leg comes off. Cinderella appears and the slipper fits. Both Cinderella and the Prince have confessions to make about their identity. Buttons says farewell to Cinderella. Sc. 10: Castle Yard. Ad libs by the brokers men and Buttons. Sc. 11: Palace Ballroom. Wedding, with ad libs by Fairy Godmother, who elevates Buttons to Lord Zip.]
Cinderella, adapted by Guy Williams, with production notes by Ginny Lapage. A junior dramascript. London: Macmillan Education Ltd, 1987. Cast: Cinders, daughter of a Baron, bullied by the Baron's new wife and her two ugly daughters; Buttons, the Baron's manservant who tries to protect Cinders and helps with the sweeping; the Baron who lives in the Castle and calls his new wife "tweeky"; the Stepmother and her daughters Amanda and Belinda, who delight in belaboring Cinders; the Postman who brings letters to the Castle; the Fairy Godmother who does wonderful things by magic; a Coachman who yesterday was a rat; Six Grooms, changed from lizards; the King; the Queen; the Prince; Footmen and Other Servants at the Castle; Guests at the Ball.
[Written in four scenes.]
Cinders II, by Peter Horsler. Hanbury Plays. Keeper's Lodge, Broughton Green, Droitwich, Worchestershire WR9 7EE. 1985. A spoof pantomime. Characters: Good Fairy, 1st Ugly Sister, 2nd Ugly Sister, Buttons, 1st Broker Person, 2nd Broker Person, Cinders, Char (formerly Prince Charming).
[A brief visit to Hardup Hall ten years after the wedding. Cinderella has turned out to be a proper little shrew; the Prince has been demoted to plain Mr. Charming; Buttons is queer as a coot; old Baron Hardup has the D.T.'s. The Castle has been sold and they've moved back in with the Baron. The Broker Persons arrive to collect the gas money. Cinders is trying to get Hardup to change his will and to get Char to dress for the Coop Ball, to which he refuses to go for he has nothing to wear. The Good Fairy has lost her powers and can't come up with any helpful transformations. The Brokers can't find the gas meter, but they do bump into the treasure chest in the cellar when they fall down the stairs. After a fight for the key, it turns out that the gas men have already taken the money from the chest, which was just enough to cover the back gas payments. One of the Ugly Sisters and one of the Brokers have speech impediments, which adds to the hilarity, Buttons comes on to one of the Brokers, and there are some rough and tumble fights.]
Cinderella Revisited: A Play with Music. Words and lyrics by Adela Newton. Additional lyrics and music by Hilda Colkett. London: Samuel French, n.d. Cast in order of appearance: Huntsmen (ad lib.), Prince Charming, Princess Angela, Fairy Queen, Cinderella, Ugly Sisters (Mavis and Cynthia), Fred, Elderly Plumber, Maid, Ladies-in-Waiting (ad lib). Running time: ca. three-quarters of an hour.
[Sc. 1: A forest glade, twenty years after Cinderella and Prince Charming were married. Huntsmen and Prince Charming, in the forest, meet Angela, the princess, who yearns in song for a man "Gentle and kind, / Simple of heart and / Subtle of mind." Angela confesses to the Fairy Queen and her father that she loves Fred, a plumber earning ten pounds a week and overtime. She talks it over with her father, who likes Fred well enough but knows Cinderella will not approve. The Fairy Queen transports Fred to the stage in anticipation of going to the ball. Sc. 2: Somewhere in the palace. A silhouette routine with shadows of the two Ugly Sisters dressing for the ball. Sc. 3: Cinderella's dressing-room. Angela introduces Fred to Cinderella. He wears a cloak, hat, dungarees, and spanner and asks to marry Angela but is scorned for his impertinence. Pipes break in the bathroom and cascades of water flow out. Clever Fred fixes it all up. He then reappears, now beautifully dressed. (The Fairy Queen has helped out.) Cinderella now gives her consent: "it is a romantic story and will look well in the history books alongside our own." The final chorus expresses everyone's great joy.]
Cinderella, by David Cregan. Music by Brian Protheroe. London: Samuel French, 1991. Cast: Cinderella, Baroness Jones, Baron Jones, Buttons, Samantha, Jack, Queen Charlotte, King James, Prince Hugo, Fairy Godmother, Cloaca, Lymphida, Mrs. Joy Da Palma.
[First performed 4 Dec. 1989. (See Recent Productions below.) Act I, Sc. 1: A Bedroom at the Baron's Estate. Cinderella attends her dying mother, along with Baron Jones and Buttons. They have pawned all Cinderella's clothing to pay for doctor bills. Sc. 2: Trouble at the Palace. King, Queen, and attendants Sam and Jack wonder where Prince Hugo is. He's always off before breakfast these days. Sc. 3: An Encounter in a Wood. Prince Hugo, Sam, and Jack come upon Cinderella and family burying their mother. They pity the poor less fortunates. Sc. 4: Fairy Godmother Meets Buttons. Sc. 5: The Da Palmas Visit the Palace. Though they arrive by bus Mrs. Da Palma insists they are rich through her frugality. The Prince, thinking to help the less fortunate, suggests that she marry the Baron. Sc. 6: The Da Palmas Visit the Baron's House. They say they're sent by the Prince to marry the Baron. Lymphida and Cloaca scorn Cinderella as skivvy and move in. The Baron now thinks he can pay his bills. Cinderella can't believe what's happened to her. She's confined to the kitchen. Sc. 7: Fairy Godmother Explains (before the frontcloth). Sc. 8: Plans at the Palace. Hugo must marry. Sc. 9: Invitations in the Baron's Kitchen. The stepfamily lay on the work; Buttons swats a hornet on Lymphida's neck with a mop. The invitations arrive. Sc. 10: Training for the Ball. Practice curtseying and bowing. Sc. 11: Surprises in the Baron's Kitchen. Mrs. Da Palma had promised the Baron to get a dress for Cinderella, but she didn't, so the Da Palma's go to the ball without Cinderella. In a flash the Fairy Godmother appears to help Cinderella, using dead rats, lizards, and a pumpkin. The coach sets off with Buttons as postillion. Act II, Sc. 1: The Palace Prepares for the Ball (frontcloth). Sc. 2: The Ball at the Palace. After the Schmaltz Waltz, Lymphida gets her finger stuck in her nose. She finally gets it out, and Mrs. Da Palma instructs her in how to wipe it on her skirt. Cinderella arrives. She asks the Prince why he's taking so long to dance with her (Cloaca's standing on his foot). They dance and sing a "Paradise" duet. At midnight she flees leaving behind a slipper. The Prince proclaims he will marry the one the slipper fits. The Da Palmas are encouraged by this turn of events. Sc. 3: Mrs. Da Palma Suspects Things. Sam and Jack recognize Cinderella and talk about it with two children from the audience. Mrs. Da Palma overhears. Sc. 4: The Baron's Kitchen after Midnight. The whole thing seems a terrible joke to Cinderella and the grumbling Da Palmas return. Sc. 5: Shoe-hunting at the Palace. Mrs. Da Palma goes to the Palace in disguise to find out the shoe size of the slipper--size 6. Sc. 6: Buttons Seeks Help. Buttons knows of Mrs Da Palma's plan to have her daughters' feet remade to fit. In the meantime he starts falling in love with Sam(antha). Sc. 7: Surgery in a Bedroom at the Baron's House. The Baron is locked in the cupboard. Cloaca wears size 14; mother will trim her feet. Lymphida's foot is size 4; her toes will be stretched with pliers. Mrs. Da Palma sings a song about her accomplishments--George in the cupboard, her children mutilated--and plans to put Cinderella in the cupboard too. Sc. 8: Fairy Godmother's Advice. Listen for the right moment, and when it comes sing your socks off. Sc. 9: Shoe-fitting in the Baron's Kitchen. Mrs. Da Palma lures, then pushes Cinderella into the cupboard and pulls the silencing lever. The Prince arrives. The stepdaughters appear with crutches and walking sticks. The Prince asks after Cinderella, and Mrs. Da Palma is forced to acknowledge that she is in the dining-room cupboard. The Fairy Godmother appears, and they put the Da Palmas in the cupboard as a lesson. Final song: "You Can't Keep a Good Girl Down."]
Cinderella, by Stuart Paterson. London: Nick Hern Books, 2000. First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, on 5 December 1989. Dir. Hugh Hodgart. Cast: Karen Westwood (Isabella/ Cinderella), Victoria Hardcastle (Claudia/Fairy Godmother), Iain Agnew (Father), Nicola Grier (Claudine), Andrea Hart (Claudette), Billy McElhaney (Sergeant Puff), Iain Andrew (Callum/Dancing Bear), James Bryce (Black Douglas/King John), Robin Sneller (Prince Rufus).
[Synopsis: Act 1.sc.1. Isabella, on her mother's grave, makes a wish to the moon for a good night kiss. Claudia calls her in, scolds her for her insolence, then weeps in frustration. Isabella sympathizes; Claudia asks her to help her to become her father's new wife. I.ii: Claudia's two pampered daughters, Claudette and Claudine, scorn Isabella. The outspoken child says she hates them and is relegated to the kitchen. I.iii: The castle kitchen, where Sergeant Puff the cook orders Isabella about. Callum, the kitchen boy, tries to help her and gives her food. The stepsisters, in their fancy dresses, mock her - Messyella, Stinkabella, Smellyella, Sootyella, Cinderella: "She doesn't deserve a name anymore because she's not a proper person" (p. 29). Claudia brings news of the ball. Cinderella helps the others dress, but they refuse to let her attend. The father returns from a trip with gifts. He gives his daughter the branch she asked for. Puff threatens her with Black Douglas, a huge watchdog. She befriends the dog. (Audience involvement.) Alone, she plants the branch. The fairy godmother appears. Cinderella prays to the moon and the magic tree sheds new clothers upon her.I.iv: At the ball King John dances with Claudia and the stepsisters dance with each other, then try to master the prince. Cinderella appears and the prince can see only her. She gets away just in time with the help of Callum the kitchen boy and Black Douglas. After the proud sisters return, Cinderella sleeps by the hearth in the place warmed by Black Douglas. II.i: Kitchen activities turn into pie-in-the-face fights. Father appears and scorns Cinderella but Puff defends her. we learn that Callum is a prisoner, captured by the father in one of his northern campaigns. The fairy godmother helps Cinderella to the second night of the ball. II.ii: Cinderella dances with Prince Rufus then a dancing bear. The king removes the bear, leaving the couple alone. Midnight strikes. Cinderella flees, the prince pursues, but gets caught up by dancing bear who wants another go. II.iii: Prince Rufus seeks Princess Faraway. The sisters scorn Cinderella and Black Douglas. Callum loves Cinderella, but, in frustration, plans to leave. The fairy godmother gets him to stay. II.iv: The prince finds Cinderella, gives her oranges and would marry her. She declines, but the prince tries to corner her. She wins her father's sympathy as she escapes with the help of Black Douglas. The Prince uses the shoe to find her again. II.v: Callum and Sergeant Puff help Cinderella. The prince tries the shoe on all. It fits only Claudia, but Claudine and Claudette point out that she has mutilated her feet to make the fit. Claudia asks forgiveness of the father. The prince boasts that his princess will wear silk; Callum says his will wear rags. The prince recognizes Cinderella, but she chooses Callum. The father acknowledges that the poor have been better helpers for Isabella than he. Callum, Isabella, and Black Douglas dapart, blessed by the fairy godmother.]
 
CINDERELLA PANTOMIME SETS:

Illustrated London News. 31 December 1859, p. 639. Drawings by T. H. Wilson of sets for Christmas Pantomimes and Burlesques at Covent Garden, The Haymarket, and St. James's Theatres, as part of a review article on Christmas Pantomimes for the 1859-60 season.

Although none of the three productions illustrated here are Cinderella Pantomimes, all three include Cinderella like plots, motifs, and settings, drawing upon the classical world, the realm of fairy, and nature, grottoes, and underworlds, and one, "Puss in Boots" at Covent Garden, is a male Cinderella story, with all the usual accoutrements (younger child with mean siblings, displacement, poverty and involvement with the fairy world, trials and contests of wit and strength, recovery of the would-be couples wished for future, a transformation scene and harle-quinade, and wedding). See the following reviews, from p. 640:

Covent Garden: The pantomime at this house was preceded by Mr. Mellon's new opera of "Victorine," which was listened to not only with attention but interest. The pantomime, from the pen of Mr. J. V. Bridgeman, adopts the old nursery legend of "Puss in Boots." Huon (Miss Scott), the youngest son of the deceased miller, is discovered in the interior of the old mill, lamenting over the harsh treatment he receives from his eldest brother, Mealoff, to whom the mill had been bequeathed, his father having left Huon merely a cat. His soliloquy is interrupted by Mealoff, who orders him to leave the place at once. Huon, greatly irritated, drives his brother out, a circumstance which he, the instant afterwards, deplores, because he sees, as the consequencew of his rash act, impending starvation. But his cat (Miss Craven), who has been lying coiled on some sacks in the background, bids him cheer up, and promises that he shall obtain the hand of the Princess. Huon being incredulous, Puss informs him that she is a fairy in disguise. They travel to Fairyland, where Innocentia, queen of the good fairies (Miss Kate Saxon), reviews her subjects, who have all enlisted as rifle volunteers, in consequence of the suspicious movements of a certain Worldliness, who is a near neighbour, and who pays Innocentia a visit for the purpose of prevailing on her to recall the cat, having for her object to obtain for Baron Wilfulwight, son of the Count von Grabenuff, the Princess Blanchefluer's hand (Miss Clar Morgan). Innocentia refuses compliance. Worldliness, although bursting with rage, pretends to take the refusal in good part, but complains of the warlike preparations, which she looks upon as a menace and reproach. The whole of this scene is well managed, and presents a beautiful and interesting appearance. Some of the political hints in it are also told well, particularly an allusion to the Liverpool merchants. Puss in Boots next visits the King, and brings to him certain presents from her master, whom, according to the old story, she ennobles by the title of Marquis de Carabas. The King informs Puss that he will visit her master forthwith; and Puss scampers off to the cornfields near the Ogre's castle, and informs her master, Huon, what he has got to do. Here the scene forms a beautiful landscape, with a river in the background. She then harangues the reapers, calling upon them, on pain of instant death, to declare that all the country round belongs to the Marquis of Carabas. His Magesty is delighted, and receives very graciously Huon, to whom he has sent a fine suit of clothes; for, in answer to his inquiries, on hearing cries for help, Puss has rushed in with the sad intelligence that, while the Marquis has been bathing in a river near at hand, his own clothes have been stolen. The Princess falls in love with Huon immediately she beholds him, while Puss rushes off to the castle and gets the Ogre to change into a mouse, and, having caught him, quietly seizes his castle. But now the Count, warned by Worldliness, runs off with the Princess, for Puss in Boots has so far forgotten herself as to get tipsy, and, in consequence, become unable to extend her fairy protection to the Princess. The Count, the Countess, Wilfulwight, and the Princess, being cast upon the seacoast, at the mouth of a large marine cave, are extremely ill and unhappy. Worldliness is about to assist them to put off again, when she perceives that she is followed by Innocentia, and immediately deserts her protégés. The cavern changes to a magnificent fairy scene, called "The Fairy Palm Grove." Innocentia advances with more than ordinary fairy splendour, and after restoring Blanchefleur to her lover, brings about the usual changes. Huon is transformed into Harlequin (Mr. F. Payne), Blanchefleur into Columbine (Miss C. Morgan), the Countess into Pantaloon (Mr. W. A. Barnes), the Count into Clown (Mr. H. Payne), and the Messrs. Tallien as Sprites. The hits in the harlequinade are numerous and apt, and there are many clever tricks and scenes, the final tableau being "The Fairy Halls of Peace." The scenery is by Messers. Grieve and Tolbin, and the general getting up does great credit to Mr. Edward Stirling."

The Haymarket: "Valentine's Day" is the subject chosen by Mr. Buckstone for his new pantomime; according to which, old Bishop Valentine had a custom on the 14th of February of calling together his proselytes, when each selected a fair maiden, to whom he presented a letter, containing pictures and verses in token of regard, and which was afterwards called a valentine. Now, it happened that Sylvanus (Miss Eliza Weekes), a young woodman, tenderly loved Belphoebe (Miss Louisa Leclercq), one of the prettiest milkmaids, who loved him in return; but their enemies, Scandal, Gossip, Hate, Spite, Malice, Venom, Jealousy, and Tell-tale Tit, did all in their power to separate them, and would have succeeded but for the fairy Truelove, who, like the good Bishop, looked upon the lovers with great favour. She sought to reconcile them by inviting them to a festival in her spring-flower abode, on the eve of Valentine's Day, but even there Scandal and her crew intruded, and placed before the eyes of the lovers such false illusions that they parted, intending never to meet again. The Fairy then sought the Bishop in his little chapel, to ask his advice, when he recommended that Sylvanus and Belphoebe should each send the other a loving valentine, and that others, very ugly and ridiculous, should be sent to Scandal and her party. Nevertheless, the two lovers, on opening their valentines, were dismayed to find them contain nothing but hateful words, the contents having been changed by their enemies. Scandal and her companions, on receiving their valentines, and seeing them so ugly, accused one another of having sent them, at which they fell to fighting amongst themselves. Belphoebe and Sylvanus were now made wretched, and each resolved to love some one else; and so he with another maid, and she with another swain, sought the Bishop to be married; but he, knowing the cause of their separation, refused to comply, and desired them to be present at the opening of a valentine that he had sent to the fairy Truelove, when she would possess such power as would enable her to defeat their foes. Following this counsel, they went to see the sight, at which also their enemies were present, when the Fairy thought of a plan to confound their machinations. Whereupon Syilvanus and Belphoebe were united, and lived happily ever after. The magnificent scenery of this story has been painted by Mr. Frederick Fenton, who, in the opening of the fairy valentine, has produced extraordinary effects. The pantomimists, as hertofore, consist of the unrivalled Leclercqs, while the harleguinade contains numerous hits at passing events. The concluding scene is her Majesty's Channel Fleet in the order of battle during the great storm in last November, painted by Mr. O'Connor. The curtain descended to immense applause.

St James's: This theatre opened on Christmas Eve not only with a new pantomime, but two new pieces besides V4,34 the first, by Mr. Mark Lemon, called "Garibaldi's Englishman," founded on Mr. Tom Taylor's piece at Astley's, and introducing the evening in a lively and pleasing manner. This was followed by an excellent domestic sketch from the pen of Mr. F. Talfourd, entitled "The Household Fairy." It is performed by two persons, one Julian de Clifford (Mr. H. T. Craven) and Katherine (Miss Wyndham), who arrives to rescue the ruined aristocrat from despair and suicide, by giving him both precept and example in favour of hope, and untimately rewarding him with her hand, and the restoration of his estate. Her acting, by its vivacity, archness, and spirit, procured the success of the drama. Then succeeded the pantomime, from the pen of Mr. J.C. Collins, entitled "Punch and Judy; or Harlequin and the Fairy of the Crystal Caves." The opening scene is an interior, the House of Punch, who laments the decline of his open-air entertainment, owing to the superior atrtractions of the larger theatres, and determines on suppression of Humbug. In fulfilling this mission he encounters a host of giants - among them the Clock Tower of the New Palace of Westminster, the Advertising Column, Purity of Election, the Testimonial Dodge, the Big Ship, Routine, the Liverpool Merchants, and, in fact, whatever exists; for, in some sort, whatever is, is wrong. The transformation scene consists of "The Crystal Bower of Bliss" (painted with great effect by Mr. Coventry), crowded with fairies, and illuminated with splendours in dazzling variety as well as in colour - a combination of forms of grace surpassing in elegance most inventions of a similar nature. Mr. Paul Herring is the Clown, Mr. Ash the Harlequin, Mr. Parker the Pantaloon, and Miss M. Fowler the Columbine. Some excellent dancing by Miss Lydia Thompson and a capital corps de ballet is interspersed' and the whole is so well placed on the boards, and so effectively interpreted, that a prolonged popularity may safely be precicted for the production. For the music we are indebted to Mr. Hayward, whose clever overture and general accompaniments decidedly contributed to the extraordinary success achieved.

Illustrated Times. 29 December 1866, p. 417.

Illustrations of two transformation scenes utilizing the Harliquinade and the devil or bad fairy whom the good fairy ultimately defeats or neutralizes in Cinderella pantomimes. The Drury Lane production is of "Number Nip"; the Covent Gardens production is an adaptation of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" (another male Cinderella story). See the following reviews from p. 418:

Drury Lane: The Drury Lane pantomime this year is entitled "Number Nip; or, Harlequin and the Gnome King of the Giant Mountain," and is, of course, founded on one of the legends of Silesian Puck who received European Fame from the pen of Musoens. In accordance with modern usage, we have an allegorical prologue to the introduction proper, and this takes place in the regions of Romance (Mrs. H. Vandenhoff), before whom various representatives of the worlds of reality and fiction pass in review. This is followed by the Willow Island of the Drachenfels, in which the water-fairies are assembled under the presidency of their Queen Nymphalin (Miss Hudspeth). Here we learn that Number Nip, the Gnome King, who has the art of changing his shape at pleasure, is a perpetual source of annoyance to the Silesian peasantry; and soon the monarch himself appears, personated by Master Percy Roselle, who has made himself so celebrated as the representative of miniature pomp or mischief. We also learn that he will be constantly watched by Pipalee (Miss Lydia Thompson), the Queen's chief attendant, who intends to sober him down with a wife. A grand ballet having been duly executed by 150 coryphées, the scene changes to the Thicke[t] of Weeds, and the story fairly begins. Prince Ratibon (Mr. Charlet Seyton), suitor to the Princess of Silesia, with his retinue, has los[t] his way in the thicket, and is encountered by Number Nip, who contrives to learn from him the name of the bride, and transfixes him and his retinue with a wave of the hand. A Farm in the Valley of the Giant Mountain is the next scene; and here we find the farm servants busily at work, under the superintendence of of Hans Hansel (Mr. Tom Matthews) and his wife, Gammer Grethel (Mr. E. Clifton). Pipalee, disguised as a German peasant-girl, solicits a place in the household with the intention of watching over the Princess of Silesia (Miss Seymour), who comes on attended by six huntsmen. There are frightened off the stage by the appearance in gigantic form of Number Nip, who immediately afterwards comes forward under the disguise of a ploughboy, and accosts the Princess, who has become insensible, with a rustic serenade. While he is thus accoutred he terrifies the labourers by his extraordinary feats, animates the turnips in the field that they may attend the Princess, and during the confusion that ensues carries off the lady to his palace in the centre of the earth, represented in the following scene. Here we find his `jewel guards' performed by children, and, moreover, the animated turnips, now in withered condition. Pipalee, who attends the Princess under the name of Brinhilda, persuades the Princess that Number Nip is not such a bad match after all' but advises the Gnome to amend his evil ways, and especially to repair the mischief that he has done to poor Hans, who, ruined as a farmer, is forced to pursue the lowly vocation of a cobbler. In pursuance of his counsel an elfin troop enters Hans's cottage (represented in the next scene) by way of the keyhole, and, working with all its might, produces shoes enough to furnish the cobbler with a handsome stock. Through acts of benevolence like this the once-hated Number Nip has become popular; and when he is next seen, at the foot of the Giant Mountain, he is receiving tributes of affection from the grateful peasantry. He is, moreover, allowed to marry the Princess with no further delay than is required for the performance of a harlequinade, and his mountain is developed into the transformation scene, entitles the "Nuptials of Number Nip; or, Wedding Dowry of the Earth's Treasures." Of the several popular stories recorded of the Gnome King, the one selected by Mr. E. L. Blanchard is, perhaps, the best known; it is certainly the most important, since it is to the animation of the turnips that the Gnome's proper name, "Riibezahl," so ingeniously Englished into Number Nip, is commonly ascribed. Something like forty years since, the same story furnished the plot of a pantomime at Covent Garden, when the place of action was unaccountably removed from Silesia to Japan! Mr. Blanchard, it will be seen, has varied the tale by marrying the Princess to the Gnome instead of a favoured deliverer, and has enriched it by the introduction of the story of "The Elves and the Shoemaker," found in the "Kinder und Hausmärchen" of the Brothers Grimm.

Covent Garden: Our Theatrical Lounger has in another column given some account of the Covent Garden pantomime, and we need only supplement his contribution by stating that Mr. à-Beckett, not satisfied with genii and ordinary fairies (including `almees'), assumes the classical and invokes Ovidian nymphs, in the shape of Dryads, to his assistance. So that the Horatian maxim - sit quidvis simplex duntaxat et unum - is set at nought in the most truly impartial spirit of pantomime. The motley, however, suits its purpose. In the opening scene we are introduced to The Cabalistic Office of Orchobrand and Co., a firm of usurers which appears to have some disreputable connection with the power whose abode is normally subterranean. Orchobrand (Mr. Lingham), a member of the "Forty Thieves' Club," is visited by a certain Abdallah (Miss Kate Carson), who comes to have "a bill renewed." According to the Princess Sheherazade, the exhaustless and indefatigable storyteller, Abdallah is Ali Baba's cook, but according to Mr. à-Beckett, he is the Captain of the Forty Thieves, and despite the untold treasures of the cave, is in pecuniary difficulties. After some hesitation, Orchobrand unwillingly contents to allow three days' grace, and while about depositing his `security' in a place of safety is interrupted by the unexpected apparition of the Genius of the Arabian Nights (Miss Annie Bennett), a friend to and powerful dispenser of justice, and consequently hostile to the usuerer, whom she threatens with condign punishment if he does not mend his ways. In the next scene, Glade in the Forest of Ragga-Muffa-Hassan (near Bagdad), Ali Baba, the woodcutter (Mr. W. H. Payne, accompanied by his son, Ganem (Mr. Fred. Payne), and his donkey, while engaged in his ordinary pursuit of felling trees is laid hold of by the Bagdad Inspector (Mr. Henry Thompson). The Inspector mistakes our hero for the Captain of the Forty Thieves, of whom he is in search, a certain `neighbouring Pacha' having been robbed of wealth, Bayaderes and Circassian slaves, by the hand of formidable depredators. After a scuffle, howe4ver, Ali Baba and his two companions, pibed and quadruped, effect their escape; but, lured by Dryadella (Miss Louisa Graham) and her attendant Dryads, inhabiting the trees of the forest, and naturally inconvenienced by the exercise of the woodcutter's calling, they are brought to the immediate vicinity of the cavern in which the Forty Thieves reside. The Dryads, harassed by the thieves on the one hand, and by Ali Baba's forced means of earning a livelihood at their expense on the other, hope to `kill the two birds with one stone.' They reason with themselves that by aiding the woodcutter to get possession of the treasure which is hoarded in the cave he will be enabled thenceforth to exist without cutting down their trees; their apprehension, by which means they will be rid of both enemies at once. The step decided upon, the scene changes to the Dryad's Sylvan home by Moonlight, which happens to be close to the cave in which the Forty Thieves have hoarded up their wealth. Here, as a preliminary, we have a terpsichorean display in the form of a Grand Pas de Forêts, which lasts until daybread, when, with tradition punctuality, the Dryads `take their leave.' Ali Baba, overhearing from a tree the cabalistic words, `Open Sesame!' pronounced ty the Chirf of the Forty Thieves, obtains an entrance to the cavern, and takes possession of as much treasure as himself, his son, and his donkey can carry home. At the house of the fortunate woodcutter we are next introduced to his wife, Cogia (Mr. Kewper), his children, and his maid-of-all-work, the famous Morgiana (Miss Ada Harland), in love with Ganem for the occasion. A scene of domestic happiness is speedily interrupted by the unwelcome arrival of brother Cassim, who, instead of sending the measure which Morgiana is enjoined to borrow, comes round with it himself, and is speedily apprised of Ali Baba's good luck. Although he revealed the mot d'entrée, Ali Baba obstinately refuses to tell the place of his newly-found wealth to this greedy and suspicious relative. The difficulty, however, is solved by a thoroughly pantomimic expedient. Ganem produces a carrot, with which Cassim tempts the donkey, who, in spite of the dissuasive efforts of Ali Baba and his wife, rushes off in the direction of the cavern, hastily followed by Cassim. The scene now changes to the Club Cavern of the Forty Thieves, where Abdallah is carousing at the expense of the despoiled Pacha, already mentioned, not only regaling himself and his companions with a sumptuous repast, but treating them to a characteristic dance in the form of a Grand Bacchanal of Almées and Bayaderes. The revels, however, are suddenly cutt short by the appearance from underground of the `cabalistic' usurer, Abdallah, the spendthrift captain, whom he carries away with him to the regions below. Meanwhile Cassim, having obtained access to the cavern through the magic `Open Sesame,' is confronted by the thieves and disposed of in accordance with the best authorities, though not under exactly similar circumstances, Enough, he is `cut in quarters without a division," not before the eyes of the audience, but in consonance with the Horatian injunction, behind the scenes. The donkey, however, contrived to escape, pursued by Hassarec (Miss Rachel Sanger), who has taken the place of Abdallah as captain of the Forty Theives. The clamax approaches. Hassarac, keeping sight of the donkey, traces him (in the scene following - A street in Bagdad) to the door of Ali Baba's house. Here he encounters the usurer, in guise of an old clothes' man, who for purposes of his own aids and abets Hassarac's design, which is to rob and murder Ali Baba. He supplies him with a garb of a merchant, and with forty jars, supposed to contain oil ("cod-liver oil"), but which, it is scarcely necessary to add, are intended for the hiding-places of the Forty Thieves (historically at the present juncture only thirty-eight). By means of these expedients Hassarac elicits the proffered hospitality of Ali Baba and is admitted to the house, together with the jars of supposititious oil. Morgiana, however, as usual on the alert, is secretly apprehensive of treachery, and availing herself of a marked attachment to her person on the part of the Inspector, enlists that worthy with the hope of frustrating it. The catastrophe, which it is unnecessary to set forth in detail, is accompanied by a variety of "comic business," appropriate enough, and for the most part really "comic" - one of the sapient incidents of which is the jealousy between Ganem and the Inspector, both of whom are in love with Morgiana, and another serenade on the trombone, with which Ganem regales the mistress of his affections. Suffice it that, in place of the dénoûment familiar to the readers of the "Arabian Nights," the thieves, at the signal agreed upon with their captain, but now delivered by Morgiana, issue from their respective jars to be forthwith taken captive in a body by the Bagdad police, the Inspector himself taking charge of the discomfited Hassarac. This is the immediate preliminary to the `transformation' in the Enchanted House of the Genii on the Golden Heights of Sunshine, where Orchobrand, the scheming (and `cabalistic') usurer, equally meets his sentence.
 

CINDERELLA PANTOMIME PRODUCTIONS:

[The first Cinderella Pantomime in England was the 1804 production at Drury Lane, dir. Mr. Byrne. See Cinderella Pantomime Scripts above for cast, synopsis, and details of the production. Most of the published scripts include casts of the first production of the particular text. I have not repeated such information here, though most published scripts reflect at least one initial production. This section of the bibliography includes performances whose scripts have not been published or are unknown to me. The information is taken mainly from theatre programs, newspaper reviews (especially from On Stage), and Alvin Marill's More Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, cited above under The Pantomime Genre.]

Cinderella. Park Theater, New York. Opened 30 March 1808. Director, William Twaits. Scenery, Mr. Holland. Dresses, Mrs. Gibbons. Original music by Mr. Kelly. Cast: Mrs. Darley (Cinderella); John Darley (Prince); William Twaits (Pedro); Miss Dillinger, Mrs. Ald-mixon, Miss White (Nymphs).

Cinderella. Vauxhall Theater, New York. Opened 17 August 1808. Cast: Mrs. Wilmot (Cinderella); Mr. Mills (Prince); Master Harris (Hyman); Mrs. Mills, Mrs. William Francis (Cinderella's sisters); Miss Delamater (Cupid); Miss Seymour (Venus).

Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper. Philadelphia Theater. Opened 26 February 1824. Director, Charles Durang. Scenery, H. Warren, Joseph Jefferson and L. Darley. Costumes by Mr. Harbaugh. Music by Mr. Kelly. Cast: Mrs. James W. Wallach (Cinderella); Charles Durang (The Prince); Mrs. Greene, Mrs. Mestayer (The Stepsisters); Mrs. H. Hathwell (Cupid); Charles Burke (Pedro); George Mestayer (Hyman); Mrs. Charles Burke (Venus); Miss Hathwell, Mrs. Charles Durang, Mrs. Mestayer, Miss Parker (Graces); Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Darlay (Nymphs).

Cinderella; Or, The Fairy and Little Glass Slipper. An Opera in Three Acts. Turner's Dramatic Library. Philadelphia and New York: Turner and Fisher, [1840-45?].
[This printing of the script went through several editions. It includes the cast for the opening performance in Baltimore in 1839 and in Philadelphia in 1840. For full discussion see Opera and Musical Comedy, below. Horncastle, author of the next entry, played Baron Pompolino in the 1839 Baltimore production.]
Cinderella: A Burlesque by Horncastle. Olympic Theater, New York. Opened 20 March 1844. 20 performances. Produced and directed by William Mitchell. Cast: Mrs. H. C. Timm (Cinderella); Mary Taylor (Prince Perseverance); Charles M. Walcot (Nedamid); John Nickinson (Alderman Sollipop); George Graham (Peter); Mrs. J. B. Booth, Jr. (Bessy Boxer-Ears); Mrs. Watts (Sissy Slycuff); Constantia Clarke (Biddy); Miss Roberts (Judy).

Cinderella: A Fairy Tale Extravaganza by William Brough. Wallack's Theater, New York. Opened 15 June 1851. Cast: Adelaide Gougenheim (Cinderella); Josephine Gougenheim (Prince Rodolphe); J. G. Burnett (Baron Sold-off); Mrs. Junius Booth, Jr. (Baroness Soldoff); Ida Vernon (Rondoletia); Miss C. Howard (Patchoulia); Charles Peters (Capillaire); Mr. Zavistowski (Red Man of Agar).

Cinderella: A Fairy Tale Extravaganza by William Brough. Bowery Theater, New York. Opened 15 June 1858. Cast: Adelaide Gougenheim (Cinderella); Josephine Gougenheim (Prince Rodolphe); J.G. Burnett (Baron Soldoff); Mrs. Junius Booth, Jr. (Baroness Soldoff); Ida Vernon (Rondoletia); Miss C. Howard (Patchoulia); Charles Peters (Capillaire); Mr. Zavistowski (Red Man of Agar).

Cendrillon. A Play Translated and Adapted by L. R. Beneux from Charles Perrault'sCinderella. New York Theater. Opened 13 December 1866. Produced and directed by Augustin Daly. Cast: Mrs. W. Gomersal (Cendrillon); Eliza Newton (Prince Charming); Mark Smith (King Hurlyburly XIX); Marie Wilkins (Urania de la Houspignolle); Lewis Baker (M. de la Pinchonnaire); Mrs. H. Bland (President of Cupid's Court); Blanch Chapman (Javotte); Alicia Mandeville (Madelon); Sallie Hinckley (Luciola); Annie Yeamons (Oculi); Rosa St. Clair Leland (Aurora); Frank Champman (Maclon); H. Bland (Farhulas); W. Gomersal (Jolicoco); Fred Percy (Riquiqui).

Cinderella: A Burlesque by the Worrell Sisters. Theatre Comique, New York. Opened 23 March 1872. Produced and directed by Josh Hart. Cast: Irene Worrell (Cinderella); Sophie Worrell (Prince Petty Pet); Jeannie Worrell (Dandini); E. D. Gooding (Baron); Jennie Hughes (Thisbe); Larry Tooley (Clorinda); Ada Wray (Fairy Queen); John Wild (Buttons); Harry Owen (Alidoro); Jennie Benson (Dancer).

Cinderella; or, Harlequin and the Little Glass Slipper: A Pantomime written by John L. Douglas. Standard Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1872. Dir. John L. Douglas.Cast: Marian Inch (Cinderella); Mlle. Tonnelier (Prince Poppet); Mr. W. Brunton (Clorinde); Mrs. Aynsley Cooke (Thisbe); Miss Osborne Armstrong (King Cocoa); J. Wallace (Baron Pompolini); John Barnum (Dandini).

Cinderella in Black. Bryant's Minstrell Theater, New York. Opened 22 December 1873. A Minstrel version of Cinderella, written, produced, and directed by the Bryant Brothers. Cast:Eugene (Cinderella); W. Raymond (The Prince); J. Unsworth (Pedro); Dan Bryant, Nelse Seymoure (The Wicked Sisters); Bob Hard (Baron Pomp); Davie Reed (The Witch).

Cinderella: A Pantomime by E. L. Blanchard. Drury Lane Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1873. Produced by F. B. Chatterton. Cast: Victoria Vokes (Cinderella); Jessie Vokes (The Prince); Fred Vokes (Baron Pumpernickel); Miss Hudspeth (Vixena); Miss Warden (Pavonia); Fred Evans (Clown); Fowdon Vokes (Buttons).

Our Cinderella: A Burlesque by William Gill. Touring Company, season 1878-79. Produced by the Colville Company. Director, Samuel Colville. Music, H. Sayter (selections mainly from the Chimes of Normandy). Cast: Marian Elmore (Cinderella); Mlle. Emma Roseau (Elfina, Fairy Queen); Marie Williams (Prince Hildebrando Poppetti); Lina Merville (Hightoni); William Gill (Clorinda); Eleanor Deering (Thisbe); W. H. Cahill (Baron de Boulevard); A. W. Maffin (Dryasdust); C. H. Drew (Seraph); Kate Everleigh (Peontype); Susie Winner (Hon. Miss Barebell / Sweetsugar); LePetite (The Coachman); Ada Lee (Hon. Miss Honeydew); Elsie Dean (Ducksydaisy); Annie Deacon (Orfulnice); Mary Winner (Prettysapicture); Annie Winner (Numbetta); Messrs. Harper, Amburg, DeSmith, Francis (Four Watchmen).

The Magic Slipper. Haverley's Theater, New York. Opened 25 August 1879. Produced by Samuel Colville's Opera Burlesque Company. Director, Samuel Colville. Musical director, Jesse Williams. Cast: Emma Roseau (Cinderella); Alice Hastings (The Prince); Ella Chapman (Hightoni); R. E. Graham (Clorinda); Fannie Wright (Thisbe); Edward Chapman (Baron de Boulevard); Carrie McHenry (Swagger); Roland Reed (Seraph); Ada Lee (Peontype); Annie Deacon (Hon. Miss Barebell / Sweetsugar); A. W. Malfin (Petitoe); Alice Wright (Hon. Miss Honeydew); Rose Leighton (Her Imperial Highness); Susie Winner (Daffydowndilla); Bessie Temple (Primrose); Elsie Dean (Violetta); Louise Loring (Daisyana); Mary Winner (Cloverina); Annie Winner (Heartsena); Nila Gerald (Wheatina); Theresa Lamborn (Roseleafa); Messrs. Amsberg, Horace, Fell (Huntsmen).

Cinderella; or, The Fairy and the Little Glass Slipper: A Play Adapted by Henry C. Jarrett from the Comic Opera by Rossini. Booth's Theater, New York. Opened 12 October 1880. 30 performances. Produced by John D. Mishler. Dir. Henry C. Jarrett. Scenery, Catherine Lewis and Henry E. Hoyt. Music arranged by Max Maretzek. Conducted by Anthony Reiff. Cast: Cinderella (Annie Shaffer); Prince Paragon (Catherine Lewis); Baron Pompolino (William H. Seymour); Clorinda (Elma Delaro); Thisbe (Jennie Hughes); Pedro (James Vincent); Fairy Queen (Little Katie Seymour); Dandini (Mark Smith); Alidoro (Edward Connell); Colin (Ethel Delmont); Count Primrose (William Lloyd); Lord Daisy (Charles Bright); Sir William Rocket (Leonard Saville); Viscount Dash (Arthur German); Humpty (George Topack); Dumpty (William Moore); Dazzle (Rose Courtland); Principal Dancers: Lizzie Sims, Lillian Lancaster; Folly Gymnasts.

Cinderella: A Pantomime by William Muskery, dir. George Sanger. Sanger's Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1886. Cast: Eunice Irving (Cinderella), Stella de Vere (Prince Charming), Mr. Ouseley (Baron Pompolino), Jessie Phillips (Dandini), Tom Wallace (Quisbe), Alfred Bourne (Clawrinda).

Cinderella: A Pantomime by Oswald Allen, dir. John Alexander. Pavilion Theatre. Opened 24 December 1886. Produced by Morris Abraham. Designer, Isaac Cohen. Cast:Helena Lisle (Cinderella), Miss Louie Gilbert (Prince Brilliant), Arthur Alexander (Dandini), George English (Baron Pomposo), James Stephenson (Clorinda), George Lewis (Thisbe), Mrs. Brunton (Baroness Pomposo), Little Tich (King Mischief), The Albert and Edmund's Troup (Harlequinade).

Sweet Cinderella: A Pantomime. Grand Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1888. Produced by Charles Wilmot. Cast: Dot Mario (Cinderella); Julia Warden (The Prince); E. C. Dunbar (Dandidi); Fred Williams, Mark Kinghorne (The Ugly Sisters); Joe Burgess (The King); Will Crackles (Chamberlain); Miss Maxwell (The Good Fairy); Miss Douglas (The Bad Fairy); The Paragon Quartette (Singers).

Cinderella; Or, Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home. Her Majesty's Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1889. Produced and directed by Charles Harris. A Pantomime by Richard Henry. Music by Alfred Cellier, Edward Solomon, Ivan Caryll, Robert Martin, and Henry J. Leslie. Lyrics by Clement Scott. Scenery by W. Telbin, Henry Emden, W. Hann, E.J. Banks, W. Perkins, and T.E. Ryan. Costumes Mme. Auguste, Miss Fisher, J.A. Harrison, Morris Angle, Potter & Dolman, M. and Mme. Alias. Ballets by M. Dredlue of the Grand Opera, Paris; Children of Her Majesty's Training School and Incidental Dances by John D'Auben. Cast: Cinderella (Minnie Palmer); The Prince (Fanny Robins); Ladybird (Elly Coghlan); Beeswing (Alice Young); Spirit of the Age (Laura Linden); Baron Brokestone (Harry Parker). Cloddini (Charles Wallace); Father Christmas (Julian Girard); Sinuoso (Robert Dezano); Quicksilver (Irena Verona); Chappini (Ella Chapman); Queen (Annie Volkes); The Baroness (Mrs. Henry Leigh); Mayfairio (Florence Melville); Milendio (Violet Elliott); The King (Johnny Hanson); The King's Herald (F. E. McNish); The Spider King (Fred Esmond); The Cat (D. Abrahams); The Coachman (S.H. Albert); John (J.W. Lawrence); The Cook (Tom Lovell); James I and James II (The Two Armstrongs); The Kangaroo (Fawdon Vokes); Tottina Ann (John Le Hay); Scroogins (Sheila Barry); Glorvina Jane (Charles Coborn); Maids of Honor (The Sisters Milton); Page (Edith Lester) Mustard Seed (Marie Knight); Moth (Jeanette Desborough); Cobweb (Marie Branhardt); Peasblossom (Alice Douglas); Butterfly (Ellis Jeffrey); Black Dominos (Maude Richards, Florence Beresford, Ethel Carlington, Maude Mayron); Huntsmen (The Sisters Hepworth, Jessie Consuela, Kitty Montague, C. Sommerville, A. Jolly, Amy Pedro, Ida Ferrers); Premiere Danseuse Assoluta (Lucia Cormani); Premiere Danseuse (Mlle. Prioria).

The Crystal Slipper, or, Prince Prettiwitz and Little Cinderella. A Spectacular Extravaganza by Harry B. Smith and Alfred Thompson. Touring Company Season 1889-90. Dir. Richard Barker. Music by Frank David and others. Lyrics by William Jerome. Ballets by Signor Novissimo. Mise-en-scene, ballet costumes, and effects by Alfred Thompson. Scenery by William Voegtlin. Costumes by Dazian. Cast: Cinderella (Ida Mulle); Yosemite (Edwin Foy); Baron Anthracite (Henry Norman); Prince Pollydore von Prettiwitz (Louise Montagu); Mardi Gras (Daisy Ramsden); Count Twobetter (Tom Martin); Tweedledum (Joseph M. Donner); Tweedledee (E.H. Carroll); Fairy Graciosa (Babette Rodney); Angostura (Fanny Daboll); Flordefuma (Topsy Vann); Captain Riffraff (Frankie M. Raymond); Tip-Top (Lizzie Winner); "She" (Ida Haggard); Thomas Cat (Master Pohey); Flick (Kitty Allen); Flock (May Wheeler); Tric (Edith Shaw); Trac (Rose Franck); Piff (Lillian Le Mont); Paff (Beatrice Mooney); Hostess of the "Golden Pretzel" (Alice Morgan);Lischen (Mabel Morris); Gretchen (Addie Inness); Rosa (Edith Seymour); Theresa (Suzie Winner); Indian Queen (Rose Franck).

Cinderella. A Spectacular Pantomime Extravaganza, by Henry John Leslie. Academy of Music, Philadelphia. Opened 5 December 1891. 29 performances. Cast: Cinderella (Fannie Ward); The Prince (Bertha Ricci); Duke of Chappies (Nina Farrington); Fairy Queen (Jennie Reeves); Tattina Ann (Edwin H. Carroll); Gloriana Jage (Fred Merdoza); Prunella Gaiters (Katherine Pyke); Earl of Dudies (Norma Cole); Chauncey (Charles Burke); Belva (Lillie Alliston); Quicksilver (Lillian De Wolf); Spirit of the Age (Marie Levton); Clown (George D. Melville); Pantaloon (William Burke); Harlequin (Augustus Lahlke); Sprite (W. Lowe); Policeman (J.J. Geary); Columbine (Edith Craske); Mlle Paris, Premiere Assoluta; Mlle. Chitten, Premiere Danseuse.

Cinder-Ellen Up Too Late. Gaiety Theatre, London. Opened 24 December. 1891. 181 performances. Produced by George Edwardes. Dir. Walter Raynham. Script (A Musical Comedy) by A. C. Torre and W. T. Vincent. Musical Direction by W. Meyer Lutz. Costumes by Wilhelm, Hugh Patterson. Choreography by Katti Lanner and Willie Ward. Stage Manager Frank Parker. Cast: Nellie Farren, succeeded by Kate James, Letty Lind (Cinder-Ellen), Arthur Williams (Sir Ludgate Hall), Fred Leslie (Servant), Sylvia Grey and Florence Levey (Linconzina & Fettalana), E. J. Lonnen (Prince Belgravia), Maude Hobson (Lord Taplow), Blanche Massey (Lord Eastbourne), Hetty Hammer (Lord Soho), Janet Norton (Sir Waterloo Bridge), Lillian Price (Catherine), Maude Wilmot (Grazina), Violet Monckton (Furnivalzina), Eva Greville (Griffina), Adelaide Astor (Templina), C. Walker (Gnorwood), Mr. Harris (Peckham), Mr. Hill (Footman), Maud Boyd (Sir Peterborough Court), Lily MacIntyre (Victorina), Emily Milly (Mrs. Kensington Gore), Dunville (Lord Whitefriars). Music selected from compositions by Osmond Carr, Scott Gatti, Lionel Monckton, Jacobi, Robertson, Walter Slaughter, Leopold Wenzel, and Sidney Jones.

Cinderella. Novelty Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1891. 58 performances. Produced and Directed by Mrs. J. F. Brian. Written by H. Buckstone Clair. Scenery by G. Swell, Edgerton and A. Terraine. Cast: Florrie Turner (Cinderella), Bella Brian (Prince Peerless), Patti Florence (Fairy Queen), H. Buckstone Clair (Baron Oofless), Rose Crawford (Dandini), Eleanor Lloyd (Baroness Oofless), Francis Rossiter (Sir Algernon Fitznooks), Harriett Ware (Rosebud), Owen Wynne (Dr. Syntax), Frederick Ellis (Pauline), Alice Butler (Rosetta), Beatrice Hurst (Sir Augustus Smyth), Martini (Columbine), Val Seymour (Gertrude), A. St. Lawrence and George Arnold (Grab'Em and Seize'Em/A Masher), Mr. Holdun (Pantomime), Mr. Reeves (Lord Chamberlain), Master Buck Williams (Father Time), A. Whittaker (Harlequin), W. Garrett (Jeames/Clown), Carlotta Parks (Harebell).

Cinderella. Lyceum Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1893. 126 performances. Reopened Abbey's Theatre, 23 April 1894. 64 performances. [See entry for 1893, under Scripts above for full synopsis of this famous pantomime.] Produced by Henry Irving. Written by Horace Lennard. Dir. Oscar Barrett. Music by Oscar Barrett. Choreography by Katti Lanner. Ballet director J. R. Crawford. Scenery by Henry Emden, J. Pritchard Barrett, Hawes Craven. Musical Director James Weaver. Stage Manager Arthur Bruston. Cast: Ellaline Terriss or Bessie Rignold (Cinderella), Kate Chard (Prince Felix), Susie Vaughan (Fairy Godmother), Alice Brookes, succeeded by Katie Barry (Dandini), Victor Stevens, succeeded by Seymour Hicks (Thisbe), Harry Parker (Baron Pumpolino), Clara Jecks, succeeded by Minnie Inch (Baroness), Fred Emney, succeeded by Fred Eastman (Clorinda), Richard Blunt, succeeded by S. B. Steele (Alidoro), Charles Wallace, succeeded by Reubin Inch (Pedro), Florrie Harmon (Fernando), Deane Brand (Grand Chamberlain), William Lugg, succeeded by W. Bestic (Minister of War), Thomas Terriss, succeeded by W. Jacobson (Minister of Marine), Willie Temple, succeeded by C. Jacobson (Minister of Finance), Guy Waller, succeeded by Mr. Carzley (Minister of Agriculture), Harry Kitchen (Harlequin), Minnie Tight (Columbine), Louise Loveday (Pigeon), Frencesca Zanfretta, succeeded by Lottie Dickens (Fox), Violet Darrell, succeeded by Nina Gillette (Fairy of the Slipper), Emily Earle, succeeded by E. Clark (Fairy Potter), Dora Barton, succeeded by Cissie Chamberlain (Fairy Weaver), Dorothy Harwood, succeed by Edwina Brooke (Fairy Electrician), George Aubrey (Ticket Inspector), Charles Lauri, succeeded by D. Abrahams (Clown/Black Cat), Enrico Zanfretta (Pantaloon), Fred Kitchen (Policeman), Minnie Terry, succeeded by Victoria Inch (Sylph Coquette), H. Evans (Boot), Cassie Bruce, succeeded by N. Clark (Fairy Brassfounder), Grace Leslie (Beauty), Dora Rignold (Virtue), Hilda Thorpe (Industry), Mary Barton (Patience).

Cinderella. Drury Lane Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1895. 179 performances. Written and Produced by Augustus Harris. Dir. Arthur Sturgess. Music by James M. Glover. Lyrics by Mary and Joseph Watson, Constance Bache. Choreography by Carlo Coppi and John D'Auban. Scenery by Joseph Harker, Bruce Smith, and Robert Caney. Costumes by Comelli. Musical Director James M. Glover. Stage Manager Arthur P. Collins. Cast: Isa Bowman (Cinderella), Ada Blanche (Prince Felix), Lily Harold (Fairy Godmother), Alexander Dagmar (Dandini), Herbert Campbell (The Baron), Emily Miller (Clorinda), Sophie Larkin (Angelina), Lionel Rignold (Tutor), Dan Leno (The Baroness), Maggie Ripley (Lord Chamberlain), Buffy Hoby (Harlequin), E. Walker (Columbine), Carl Waller (Pantaloon), V. Knight (Prime Minister), Marguerite Cornille (French Ambassador), H. Hastings (Italian Ambassador), A. Fricker (German Ambassador), L. Feverll (Austrian Ambassador), Tom Lovell (Clown), Lillie Comyns (Demon), Kate Jocelyn (King Toy), Griffiths Brothers (Two Bailiff's Officers), M. Ring (Policeman), Helen Lee (Spirit of Pantomime), Lena Delphine (Lord-in-Waiting), Harrison (Captain of the Guard-at-Arms), M. Bryer (Prince's Aide-de-Camp), M. Shields (Master of the Horse).

Cinderella. Garrick Theatre, London. Opened 27 December 1897. 86 performances. Produced and Directed by Oscar Barrett. Written by Geoffrey Thorne. Music by Oscar Barrett. Choreography by Katti Lanner. Ballet Director J. R. Crawford. Scenery by Henry Emden, J. Pritchard Barrett, and Hawes Craven. Costumes by Wilhelm. Musical Director James Weaver. Stage Manager Arthur Bruston. Cast: Grace Dudley (Cinderella), Helen Bertram (Prince Felix), Cicely Richards (Fairy Godmother), Florrie Harmon (Dandini), Harry Nicholls (Thisbe), William Lugg (Baron Pumpolino), Kate Phillips (Baroness), John Le Hay (Clorinda), Guy Barrett (Alidoro), Fred Kaye (Pedro), Lillie Thurlow (Fernando), C. Thorburn (Grand Chamberlain), William Regina (Weary), Lilian Pollard (Susan Soft), Gertrude Claridge (Mrs. Green), Jessie Danvers (Martha Blobbs), George Belmore (Clown), John Wheaton (Pantaloon), E. Hoby (Columbine/Fox), H. Thomas (Harlequin), W. Ritter Ryley (Stallkeeper), Guy Barrett (Fitzalladash), Charles Ross (Policeman), O. E. Lennon (Black Cat), Charles Lilford-Delph (Marmaduke), Edward Morehen (Green), Violet Darrell (Modiste), Georgina Leno (Fancy), and Ensemble.

Mr. Oscar Barrett's Company in His Fairy Pantomime, Cinderella. Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London. Jan. 1897. Music expressly composed and arranged and the Pantomime produced under the direction of Mr. Oscar Barrett. Written by Geoffrey Thorn. Scenery by Mr. Henry Emden, J. Pritchard Barrett, and Hawes Craven. Ballets by Madame Katti Lanner. Incidental Dances by Will Bishop. Costumes and Accessories designed by Wilhelm. Dresses executed by Madame D'Orlean, B.J.Simmons & Co., J. Phillips & Son, and Auguste et Cie. Properties by F. Labhart and R. Eagle. Electrical Effects by Barclay & Son. The Bicycle used by Mr. Le Hay in Sc. 2 supplied by Starley Bros. The song "Quakeress Ruth" by permission of Miss Lottie Collins. Cast: Grace Dudley (Cinderella), Harry Nicholls and John Le Hay (Thisbe and Clorinda, her half-sisters), William Lugg (Baron Pumpolino), Kate Phillips (Baroness Pumpolino), Fred Kay (Pedro), Helen Bertram (Prince Felix), Florrie Harmon (Dandini, his Valet), Lillie Thurlow (Fernando, his Equerry), Guy Barrett (Alidoro, his Tutor), C. Thorburn (The Grand Chamberlain), Cicely Richards (Fairy Godmother), O.E.Lennon (The Black Cat), Premiere Danseuses Miss Louie Loveday and Miss E. Hoby (The Wood Pigeon and The Fox), Violet Darrell (Modiste, The Fairy of the Boudoir), Georgina Leno (Fancy, The Fairy of the Fashions). Fairies, Woodmen, Fox Hunters, Halberdiers, Pages, etc. including Elsa Moxter (Crystal, The Fairy of the Slipper), Ethel Vivian (The Fairy Potter), Ninnie Grist (The Fairy Weaver), Lily Twyman (The Fairy Electrician), Lily Milbank (The Fairy Brassfounder), Daisy Sedger (Beauty), Ethel Kern (Virtue), Miss G. Charlton (Patience), Miss M. Maude (Industry), Kate Dudley (Dorothy), Miss G. Claridge (Roland), Miss De Burgh (Marjorie), Miss M. Graham (Geoffrey), Miss M. Romney (Olive), Lillian Pollard (Ralph), Maggie Byron (Celia), Maude Vinton (Dorcas), Ethel Wallis Prudence).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part I: Sc. 1 (The Factories of Fairyland [Henry Emden]), Sc. 2 (In the King's Wood--Autumn [Hawes Craven]), Sc. 3 (At Baron Pumpolino's [J. Pritchard Barrett]), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen at the Baron's [Henry Emden]), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Boudoir [Henry Emben]). Part II (all scenery by Emden): Sc. 6 (Near the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Royal Palace--Grand Bal Champetre), Sc. 8 (After the Ball), Sc. 9 (Back in the Back Kitchen), Sc. 10 (Terrace outside the Palace. Transformation Scene--Love and Happiness. Followed by Harlequinade: Cast: Mr. Regina (Clown), Mr. H. Thomas (Pantaloon), Miss E. Hoby (Columbine), Charles Ross (Policeman), Guy Barrett (Fitzalladash), Mr. Lilford-Delph (Marmaduke), Edward Morehen (Mr. Green), Gertrude Claridge (Mrs. Green), W. Ritter Riley (Stallkeeper), Mr. Chasemore (Weary William), Lillian Pollard (Susan Soft), Jessie Danvers (Martha Blobbs). Sc. 1 (St. James's Park), Sc. 2 (Coming events cast their shadows before them).]
Cinderella. Drury Lane Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1905. Produced and Directed by Arthur P. Collins. Script by Sir. F. C. Burnand, J. Hickory Wood, and Arthur P. Collins. Scenery by Robert Caney, Henry Emden, Bruce Smith, and Julian Hicks. Costumes by Comelli. Choreography by Ernest d'Auban. Music and Musical Director James M. Glover.Cast: May de Sousa (Cinderella), Queenie Leighton (Prince Jasper), Walter Passmore (Baroness de Bluff) Arthur Williams (Baron de Bluff), Harry Fragson (Dandigny), Jonny Danvers (Samuel Snap), Arthur Conquest (Spirit of Midnight/Cat), Tom Wootwell (Growler), Daisy Cordell (Fairy Godmother), Emilie Spiller (Aemone), Polly Emery (Hippolyta), Minnie Abbey (Ferdinand), Alec Davidson (Father Time), Tom Cusden (Harlequin), Whimsical Walker (Clown), Charles Ross (Pantaloon), Sid Cotterell (Policeman), M. Pennell (Columbine), Le Brun (Trim/Trot), Harry Randall (Alphonse), Arthur Nelstone (Sentry), Edward Morgan (Beadle). Ensemble. The Tiller Troupe.

Cinderella. Adelphi Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1908. 91 performances. Produced by Geprge Edwardes amd Robert Courtneidge. Written by A. M. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge. Scenery by Conrad Tritschler, W. R. Coleman, and R. McCleery. Costumes by Mrs. E. Walcott and Wilhelm. Choreography by Elsie Clerq. Music by Alfred Haines. Stage Manager Reginald Highly. Cast: Phyllis Dare (Cinderella), Gertrude Sinclair (Fairy Godmother), Fred Leslie (Dandini), Louie Lochner (Malvolentio), Dan Rolyat (Archibald, Baron Lacklands), Stephen Adeson (Choodles), Mabel Russel (Mopsa), Marie Ringold (Arethusa), Carrie Moore (Rudolph) Maudie Thornton (Gaston), Marjorie Manners (Marquis Oakdeans), Dorothy Laine (Princess Roxana), Violet Graham (Duchess of Foxbrush), Murial Vana (Lord Beechwood), Lily Banlon (Lady Sweetbriar), Rhoda Clighton (Earl of Hawthorn), Maisie Sinclair (Earl of Marshmallow), Margaret Keane (Icicle), Charles James, Charles Charmier (Woodcutters), George Parte, G. Smith (Prince's Footmen), John Humphries (Daisy), Belle Rose (Lord Chestnut), Norah Dwyer (Gretchen).

Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Ca. 1910. Written by Sir F. C. Burnand, J. Hickory Wood, and Arthur Collins. Music Composed, Selected, and Arranged by J. M. Glover. Ballets by Carlo Coppi and John D'Auban. Cast: Walter Passmore (The Baroness de Bluff), Harry Randall (Alfonso), Harry Fragson (Dandigny), Arthur Williams (The Baron de Bluff), Johnny Danvers (Samuel Snap), Arthur Nelstone (Sentry), Arthur Conquest (The Spirit of Midnight and The Cat), Queenie Leighton (Prince Jasper), May De Sousa (Cinderella née Fioretta), Pollie Emery (Hippolyta), Emily Spiller (Aenone), Daisy Cordell (The Fairy Godmother), Minnie Abbey (Ferdinand), Queen & Le Brun (Trim & Trott and The Bull), Tom Wootwell (Growler), Edward Morgan (Beadle), Alec Davidson (Father Time). The Tiller Troupe.
[Synopsis of Scenery: Part I: Sc. 1 (The Village of Whare [R. Caney]), Sc. 2 (Fioretta's Boudoir [R. Caney]), Sc. 3 (The Prince's Preserves [Henry Emden]), Sc. 4 (Baronial Hall [Bruce Smith]), Sc. 5 (Wonderland [Henry Emden]: a. The Magic Garden, b. Pumpkin Grove, c. The Busy Elves, D. The Fairy's Warning). Part II: Sc. 6 (Cinderella's Drive [Henry Emden]: a. The Valley of Gloom, b. Home of the Fireflies, c. Waters Meed, d. Flowerland, e. The Fairy Stream), Sc. 7 (Outside the Gates [R. McCleery, who did the scenery for the remainder of the scenes]), Sc. 8 (The Crush Room), Sc. 9 (The Prince's Ball), Sc. 10 (At the Palace), Sc. 11 (Harlequinade), Sc. 12 (Grand Transflrmation: The Advent of Hymen, The Bridal Wreath, The Bouquet "LOVE'S CASKET" [R. McCleery & Philip Howden]). The Harlinquinade performed by Whimsical Walker (Clown), Charles Ross (Pantaloon), Tom Cusden (Harlequin), M. Pannell (Columbine), Sid Cotterell (Policeman). [Program: "The Management would esteem it a favour if all Ladies would remove their hats, as it is obvious that the enjoyment of many is entirely spoilt by the view being obstructed by Ladies' Hats."]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Jan. 1920. Written by Frank Dix and Arthur Collins. Music Composed, Selected and Arranged by J. M. Glover. Songs by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee (Published by Francis, Day & Hunter). Costumes by Cemelli. Ballets and Dances by Jean Pratesi. Cast: Miss Albion (Phyllis the Woodcutter's Daughter), Mr. Du Calion (Dandini), Lily Long and Denier Warren (Maxie and Minnie, daughters of the Baroness), Marie Blanche (Prince Charming), Harry Claff (Baron Beauxchamps), Will Evans (Baroness Beauxchamps), Will Stevens (A Forest Ranger), Stanley Lupino (Pipchin The Wild Boy of the Woods), Florence Smithson (Cinderella), Winifred Davis (Fairy Godmother), Arthur Conquest (Old Crowley), Mr. Major (Wagstaff), Mr. Bell (Mr. Davey), Mr. Cunard (Oliver), Mr. Avis (Sir Humphrey), Mr. Bennett (Servant), S. J. Chapman (Mutt), Mr. Robb Gilmore (Jeff). The Australs, Fred Ginnett & Co., and The Tiller Troupe.
[Synopsis of Scenery: Part I: Sc. 1 (A Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (The Prince's Home), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Home), Sc. 4 (The Servants' Hall), Sc. 5 (CINDERELLA IN FAIRYLAND). Part II: Sc. 6 (The Prince's Hall), Sc. 7 (The Cross Roads), Sc. 8 (The Bud and Fisher Inn), Sc. 9 (Outside the Baron's Home), Sc. 10 (TRIAL OF THE SLIPPER). Harlequinade: Sc. 1 (A Street). Sc. 2 (Shadow Pantomime), With Whimsical Walker (Clown), William Stevens (Pantaloon), George Craig (Harlequin), Kathleen Keating (Columbine). Musical Numbers: Part I: Opening Dance "May Day Suite," 1. Sextet "I will show you the way." 2. Duet "Lloyd George of Criccieth." 3. Concerted Number. 4. Song "The worse you are the more the ladies love you." 5. Octet "Whom shall we ask to the Ball?" 6. Song "Jumpers." 7. "Because of You." 8. Song "I do like an egg for my tea." 9. Duet "Don't say good-bye to Muh." 10. Song "Love in Lilac Time." Part II: 1. Song "I found you." 2. Students' Chorus. 3. Dance. 4. Song "I'm Real Haristocracy now." 5. Song "Prince Charming." 6. Duet "Dear old British Isles." 7. Song "Don't be silly, Willy." 8. Song "The Love Man." The program includes an excerpt of the phenomenal song success "Love in Lilac Time,"sung by Miss Florence Smithson (Cinderella), to the Violin Accompaniment of Miss Marie Blanche (Prince Charming).]
Cinderella. Covent Garden, London. Opened 27 December 1920. 65 performances. Produced by Arthur P. Collins and Alfred Butt. Written by Frank Dix and Arthur P. Collins. Dir. Arthur P. Collins. Scenery by Alfred Terraine, Bruce Smith, R. C. McCleery, E. J. Humphries, Marc Henri, and John Bull. Costumes by Comelli. Choreography by Jean Pratesi. Music and Musical Director James M. Glover. Stage Managers Ernest d'Auban and Arthur Conquest. Cast: Kathryn Hilliard (Cinderella), Marie Blanche (Prince of Floravia), Winifred Davis (Fairy Godmother), Mabel Green (Dandini), G. Clark (Lord Chamberlain), George Craig (Harlequin), F. Schuster (Columbine), Arthur Conquest (Dr. Crowley), E. Morgan (Oliver), Seth Egbert (Baroness de Beauxchamps), Harry Claff (Baron de Beauxchamps), Lily Long (Maxie), Louise Maisie (Butterfly), Whimsical Walker (Clown), B. Bennett (Flunkey), Robb Gilmore (Minnie), Albert Egbert (Walter), and The Penders, Fred Cinnett & Co., Wyko, M. Crawley, Avis, Simpson, J. Clarke, Bennett, Bowden, J. Crawley, The Drury Lane Girls.

Cinderella. Lyceum Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1921 to February 1922. 96 performances. Produced and Directed by Walter and Frederick Melville. Book by Leedham Bantock and Bert E. Hammond. Music by H. Sullivan Brooks. Scenery by H. K. Browne, A. E. Payne, and I. Morgan. Lighting by John H. Waters. Costumes by Willie Clarkson. Choreography by Euphran MacLaren. Stage Managers S. Major Jones, Cecil de Lee, and Jack Vincent. Cast: Dainty Doris (Cinderella), Louie Beckman (Prince Charming), Doris Lennox (Fairy Godmother), Ruby Kimberley (Dandini), Dorothy Mudge (Spirit of the Slipper), George Jackley (BAron Pas de Largent), Jack Vincent (Father Time), Norman Astridge (Demon Malvino), Jimmy Commerford (Pantaloon)/Toodles the Cat), Walter Commerford (Clown/Poodles the Dog), Connie Wilde (Sunbeam), Minnie Pine (Clorinda), Poppy H. Asquin (Dorothy Bag), Violet Beatrice (Rosy Stick), Fred Sylvester and his Company (Sir Ajax/Tiny Tim/Much/ Little), Fred Dixon (Moon Man), Augustus Bowerman (Father Christmas), Billy Danvers (Buttons), Freddy Regent (Araminta), Joe Mott (Put), Len Kilroy (Take), Babe Livesey (Dancer).

Cinderella. Hippodrome Theatre, London. Opened 21 December 1922 to March 1923. 176 performances. Produced by Moss Empires Ltd. Managing Director R. H. Gillespie. Dir. Julian Wylie. Book and Lyrics by Clifford Harris and Valentine. Music by James W. Tate. Scenery by Marc Henri, Laverdet, Philip Howden, and John Bull. Lighting by W. P. Chester. Costumes by Dolly Tree. Musical Director Julian Jones. Stage Managers Colin Bryce and W. Armstrong.Cast: Daisy Burrell (Cinderella), Clarice Mayne (Prince Charming), Daisy Wood (Dandini), Stanley Lupino (Buttons), Bert Errol (Minnie Mumm), Victor Crawford (Baron Mumm), Dolly Harmer (Maxie Mumm), C. Leoville (Harlequin), Ted Reed (Pantaloon), Bob Reed (Clown), Evelyn Lynn (Columbine), Winifred Roma (Silverlight), Harry C. Robinson (Demon Night-shade), Fred Whittaker (Chummie), Nervo and Knox (The Broker's Men).

Cinderella. Palladium Theatre, London. Opened 23 December 1925. 101 performances. Produced by Harry Day. Book by Charles Henry and Gilbert Lofthouse. Director Charles Henry. Music by Vivian Ellis. Lyrics by James Heard. Scenery by Max Martin and H. Good. Costumes by Jefferson Arthur and Criscuolo. Musical Director Horace Sheldon. Stage Managers Robert Smith and Gregory Croke. Cast: Lennie Deane (Cinderella), Clarice Mayne (Prince Charming), Charles Austin (Buttons), Susie Belmore (Dandini), Cordon Terry (Story Book Man), George Mozart (Baron Bardupp), Cherry Hardy (Good Fairy), Isabelle Dillon (Caroline), Lily Lansdown (Prudence), Jeanie Gregson (Sertrude), Picton Roxborough (Squire/Footman), Charles Naughton, Jimmy Gold (Debt Collectors), Guy and Billy Shanks (Horse), Daphne Brayne (Specialty Dancer), Derra de Moroda (Principal Ballet Dancer).

Cinderella. Palladium Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1927. 85 performances. Produced by Charles Gulliver and Harry Day. Dir. Charles Henry. Book by Gilbert Lofthouse and Charles Henry. Music by Vivian Ellis. Lyrics by James Heard. Scenery by Max Martin. Costumes by Criscuolo. Choreography by Mlle. Albion. Musical Director Horace Shelton. Stage Managers Robert Smith and Gregory Croke. Cast: Lena Chisholm (Cinderella), Clarice Mayne (Prince Charming), George Jackley (Buttons), Peggy Surtees (Good Fairy), Suzie Belmore (Dandini), Alec Dane (Story Book Man), Harry Ford (Baron Hardup), Ronnie Howard (Gertrude), Daphne Payne (Prudence), Isabelle Dillon (Caroline), Picton Roxborough (Squire/Footman). Terry's Juveniles (Footmen), Queen and Le Brun (Animals), Nervo and Knox (Broker's Men). Mlle Albion (Premiere Danseuse). Specialities by Jack Frost, Hengler Brothers.

Cinderella. Hugh J. Ward's Stupendous Christmas Pantomime. Sydney, Australia. After 1925. Produced by Frank Neil. Musical Director, A. T. Burton. Featuring May Beatty singing "Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter"; Amy Rochelle singing "Let It Rain"; Thelma Forrest singing "Ukulele Lady"; Roma Phillips singing "Yearning" (see Sheet Music, below, for lyrics); Maxwell Carson singing "Could Lloyd George Do It?"; comedy song success "Go 'Long Mule"; Amy Rochelle singing "Keep That Big Smile Going"; and Elsie Parkes singing "Red Hot Mamma."

Cinderella. Palladium Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1927. 85 performances. Produced by Charles Gulliver and Harry Day. Dir. Charles Henry. Book by Gilbert Lofthouse and Charles Henry. Music by Vivian Ellis. Lyrics by James Heard. Scenery by Max Martin. Costumes by Criscuolo. Choreography by Mlle. Albion. Musical Director Horace Shelton. Stage Managers Robert Smith and Gregory Croke. Cast: Lena Chisholm (Cinderella), Clarice Mayne (Prince Charming), George Jackley (Buttons), Peggy Surtees (Good Fairy), Suzie Belmore (Dandini), Alec Dane (Story Book Man), Harry Ford (Baron Hardup), Ronnie Howard (Gertrude), Daphne Payne (Prudence), Isabelle Dillon (Caroline), Picton Roxborough (Squire/Footman). Terry's Juveniles (Footmen), Queen and Le Brun (Animals), Nervo and Knox (Broker's Men). Mlle Albion (Premiere Danseuse). Specialities by Jack Frost, Hengler Brothers.

The Tale of Cinderella: A Pantomime. Scala Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1928. 50 performances. Produced and Directed by Frederick G. Lloyd. Book by Peter Davey, Arthur Stanley, and H. N. Gibson. Music by Brer White. Additional Music by Kathleen Simpson. Scenery by Leonard Mortimer. Costumes by Bevan Lorimer. Choreography by Gracie Cone. Musical Director Brer White. Stage Manager A. E. Macey.Cast: Iris Adair (Cinderella), Ouida MacDermott (Prince Glorio), Chester Fields (Buttons), Maudie Olmar (Dandini), Edwin Dodds (Baron Shortocash), Cedric Percival (Mr. Wellworth), Audrey King (Crooked Sixpence), Marjorie Geach (Fairy Queen), Dot Rikenson (Mme. Vanite), Harold Stanley Barker (Clown), Jill Jones, Hilary Fryer, Frank Quinton, Charles Bright, Charles Knight (Footmen), Mary Milburn, Iris Moore, Joan Bourne, G. Waddington, Beryl Reeves, Freda Tree, Sylvia Pope (Huntsmen).

Cinderella. Lyceum Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1931. Written and Produced by Walter and Frederick Melville. Music by Charles J. Moore. Ballets invented and arranged by Miss Euphan MacLaren. Scenery by H. K. Browne, William Arthur, and G. H. Woodfall. Properties by William Crisp. Mechanical Effects by Thomas Rees. Electrical Effects by John Waters. Cast: Kitty Reidy (Prince Charming), Irene Vere and Dorothy Vernon (Arabella and Clorinda), Molly Vyvyan (Lord Goldstick), Eileen Desmond (Lord Silverstick), Millicent Cane (Lord Copperstick), Joan Ellison (Lord Leadstick), John Lloyd (Mr. Whey the Milkman), Freddy Austin (Neddy the Donkey), Dan Swanson (Mr. Bones the Butcher), George Jackley (Baron de Boeuf), Charles Naughton and Jimmy Gold (Joe Muggitt and Bill Riff Raff, The Broker's Men), Neigh and Neigh (Horace the Horse), Wally Mark (Thomas the Cat), Helen Binnie (Dandini), George Belmore (Sloth, a Lazy Sprite), Edward Law (Father Time), Errol Addison (The Spirit of the Mirror), Iris Kirkwhite (Vanity), Betty Bucknell (Crystal, Fairy of the Slipper), Iris Rowe (The Fairy Godmother), Constance Carpenter (Cinderella). Huntsmen, Villagers, Courtiers, Fairies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part I: Sc. 1 (The Clock of Father Time), Sc. 2 (A Glade in the King's Forest), Sc. 3 (Hall in the Baron's Mansion), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen: The Mystic Rats, Mice, Lizards, and Pumpkin), Sc. 5 (The Magic Mirror), Sc. 6 The Mystic Realms of Fairy Land: (a) The Fairy Dressmaker Salon; (b) The Jewels ofthe Earth; (c) The Fairy Garden; (d) Cinderella's Ride through Fairyland in her Crystal Coach drawn by Beautiful Ponies. THE GRAND FAIRY BALLET, arr. by Euphan MacLaren; Music by Charles Moore. MacLaren's Operatic Dancers. Special Dances by Iris Rowe, Errol Addison, and Iris Kirkwhite. Peggy Wilson, Doris de Roy, & Martin Adeson (French Dolls). Part II: Sc. 7 (Exterior of the Prince's Palace), Sc. 8 (The Ballroom), Sc. 9 (The Desolate Heath), Sc. 10 (Exterior of the Barlow's Mansion). Sc. 11 (Anteroom of the Prince's Palace), Sc. 12 (The Wedding Reception). Children's Comic Harlequinade: Freddy Austin (Clown), Louis Gay (Policeman), Violet Stoneham (Harlequin), Marjorie Kenyon (Columbine), Wally Mark (Pantaloon). Scene: A London Street.]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal [Charles the Second], Drury Lane, London. 26 December 1934 to January. 1935. Devised and Produced by Julian Wylie. A Prince Littler Production. Book by Dan Leno, Jr. and Julian Wylie. Music composed, selected and arranged by James W. Tate and Guy Jones, with additional scenes and lyrics by R. P. Weston, Bert Lee, Clifford Harris, Valentine, and Lauri Wylie. Choreography by Charles Brooks. Cast: Phyllis Neilson-Terry (Prince Charming), June (Cinderella), Billy Danvers (Buttons), Clarice Hardwicke (Dandini), Dan Leno, Jr. (Baron Mumm), Ethel Revnell & Gracie West (Maxie and Minnie Mumm, the Step Sisters), Three Sailors (Spottem, Grabbem, Collarem, the Sheriff's Men), Faith Bennett (The Fairy Godmother), Carl Bernard (Demon Killjoy), Dorothy Parnham (Undine the Water Nymph), Billy Sutton (Clown), Charles Leoville (Harlequin), Joyce Farron (Snowflake Fairy), Twenty-Four John Tiller Girls, Children from the Eileen Rogan School of Dancing, Theatre Royal Drury Lane Chorus and Ballet, Astley's Miniature Ponies. Mickey Mouse Characters by permission of Walt Disney Mickey Mouse, Ltd.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part One: Prologue (Stormy Weather), Sc. 1 (The Forest in Winter Changing to the Forest in Spring), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Gates of the Palace), Sc. 5 (The Palace Ballroom). Part Two: Sc. 6 (On the Way Home), Sc. 7 (Cinderella's Garret), Sc. 8 (Outside the Baron's House), Sc. 9 (The Enchanted Lake), Sc. 10 (The Hall in the Baron's House), Sc. 11 (Wedding Bells). Musical Numbers: Prologue & Ballet, "I'll String Along With You," "Mumm's the Word," "Jolly Old Sports," "Over My Shoulder," "'Tis Spring," "Down by the Old Village Pump," "My Heart Was Sleeping," "Claribell's Birthday Ball," "I Shall Love You Wherever You Are." Pt. II: "Dawn." "Scraggie Maggie." "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Married and Single," "Forest Echoes," "Keep Young And Beautiful." The Programe includes seven full page photos of characters in costume, plus cameo portraits of the Fairy Godmother and Demon Killjoy.]
Cinderella. Coliseum Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1936. Produced and Directed by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Music by Tom Lewis. Cast: Edna Best (Cinderella), Madge Elliott (Prince Charming), Lupino Lane (Buttons), Anona Winn (Dandini), Reginald Matthews (Father Time), Rita Stirling (Fairy), Jack Butler (Jake), chuch O'Neill (Sydney), Wallace Lupino (Baron Stoneybroke), Douglas Wakefield & Billy Nelson (Julie & Myrtle, The Ugly Sisters), Bert Evremonde (Bromo).

Cinderella. Princes Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. December. 1937. Produced by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Additional Scenes by Stanley Lupino, with Dialogue by Arty Ash. Music Selected and Arranged by Tom Lewis, with special compositions by Tom Lewis and Eric Coates. Dances and Ensembles Arranged by Ralph Reader. Costumes by Rene Hubert and Max Weldy Ltd. Scenery by Alick Johnstone and John Brunskill. Staged by Tom Reynolds. Cast: Helen Crerar (Fairy), Jack Leonard (Father Time), Pat Kirkwood (Dandini), Ken Douglas and Freddie Foss (Julie and Myrtle, the Ugly Sisters), Arty Ash (Baron Stonybroke), Stanley Lupino (Buttons, the Baron's Page), Madge Elliott (Prince Charming), Greta Fayne (Cinderella), Leslie Barker and Will Russell (Jake and Sydney, the Broker's Men), George Hayes (Bromo). With specialities by the Terry Juveniles, Speciality Dancer Edna Squire-Brown, The Turand Brothers, and the Prince's Theatre Chorus and Ballet.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part One: Sc. 1 (The Golden Clock), Sc. 2 (The Woodland Glade), Sc. 3 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 5 (The Land of Snow), Sc. 6 (Transformation to the Ballet of Snow, with speciality dance by Edna Squire-Brown). Part Two: Sc. 7 (The Courtyard of the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Road Home), Sc. 10 (A Room in Stonybroke Hall, with speciality by the Turand Brothers), Sc. 11 (The Prince's Dream Palace). Musical Numbers: Part I: Prologue and Opening Chorus (Father Time, Fairy & Chorus), "With a Twinkle in Your Eye" (Dandini & Chorus), "Make Life A Holiday" and Pony Dance (Prince & Chorus), "Wake Up and Live"--Gordon & Revel (Children), Theme: "A Love Song"--Hayden Wood (Cinderella), "May I Have The Next Romance With You"--Gordon & Revel (Prince & Cinderella), Reprise: "Make Life A Holiday"--Leon & Towers (Prince, Buttons, Sisters & Chorus), "You Can Always Tell A Sailor" (Prince, buttons & Children), "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"--Irving Berlin (Cinderella), "I Love Cinderella"--Frank Eyton & Billy Mayerl (Buttons), "September In The Rain"--Warren (Fairy), "Snow Ballet" (Chorus & Edna Squire-Brown). Part II:Opening Chorus,"You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming"--Friend & Franklyn (Dandini & Chorus), "The Minuet" (Chorus), "Afraid to Dream"--Gordon & Revel (Prince & Chorus), "The Spirit of Pageantry" (Ensemble), "Will You Remember, Sweetheart"--Romberg (Prince & Cinderella), "Ain't Love Grand"--Holmes & Sarony (Myrtle & Julie), "Knightsbridge" (Ensemble), Finale Reprise "Make Life A Holiday" (Full Company).]
Cinderella. Finsbury Park Empire. London. Commencing 27 December 1937 for three weeks. Production and Book by Charles Henry. Dances arranged by Joan Sherman Fisher. Stagemanager Syd Culver. Empire Orchestra, dir. Eric Ogden. Cast: Phil Kennedy (The Squire), Elsie Kirby (The Fairy), Audrey Ball (Cinderella), The Jovers (The Broker's Men), Barton & Yorke (Gertrude & Caroline, the Baron's Daughters), Ernie Gerrard (Baron Hardup), Margery Hicklin (Prince Charming), Monti Ryan (Dandini), Hal Jones (Buttons). Specialities by The 24 Corona Babes, The 20 Sherman Fisher Girls, Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt Drake's Team of Cream Ponies.
[Synopsis: Act I: Sc. 1 (The Glade), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Land of Makebelieve). Interlude of Orchestral Music. Act II: Sc. 1 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Speciality by the Corona Babes), Sc. 3 (The Servants' Quarters in the Baron's House), Sc. 4 (A Street in the Village), Sc. 5 (Puppet Parade, with Tommy Trent), Sc. 6 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 7 (Wedding Bells). God Save the King.]
Cinderella. Liverpool Empire Theatre. Liverpool. 24 December 1938 to 16 January 1939. Book by Dan Leno, Jr. and Julian Wylie. Music by James W. Tate and Guy Jones. Choreography by Eve Bradfield. Cast: Ernest Batting (Demon Killjoy), Helen Brothers (Fairy Godmother), Billy Danvers (Buttons), Helen Barnes (Cinderella), Muriel Barron (Prince Charming Bert Platt (Baron Mumm), Ethel Revnell & Gracie West (Maxie Mumm and Minnie Mumm, Stepsisters), Shaw and Weston (Spottem & Grabbem, the Sheriff's Men) Elsie Percival (Dandini). Pamela Foster (Principal Dancer). Hector and Pals. Royal Welsh Octette. 16 Eileen Rogan Girls. 16 Waverley Babes. Chorus and Ballet. Tyrwhitt-Drake's Miniature Ponies.
[Synopsis: Part One: Stormy Weather, The Forest in Winter changing to the Forest in Spring, The Baron's Library, The Baron's Kitchen, The Fairy Rose Garden. Part Two: The Palace Gates, Studio in the Palace, The Palace Ballroom, Outside the Baron's House, Cinderella's Garret, In the Country, The Enchanted Lake, The Baron's Circus, Hall in the Baron's House, Wedding Bells.]
Cinderella. Coliseum Theatre, London. 26 December 1939 to January 1940. Written, Produced and Directed by Francis Laidler. Cast: Joan Cole (Cinderella0, Patricia Burke (Prince Charming), Leslie Sarony (Buttons), Jane Corda (Dandini), Leslie Holmes (Baron de Broke), Joan Fred-Emney (Julie), Doris Fred-Emney (Trixie), Monti Ryan (Fairy Godmother), Charlie Jass (Neddy the Donkey), Ferguson Brothers (Dobbins the Horse), Marjorie Verne (James), The Three Loose Screws (Dottem, Skinnem, Rookem, the Broker's Men), The Turner Twins (Specialty Dancers).

After the Ball: A Musical Fantasy. Clinton, Connecticut Playhouse. Opened 6 August 1940. Produced by Alexander Kirkland and Dorothy Willard. Conceived and Directed by Alexander Kirkland. Book and Lyrics by Edward Eager. Music from Verdi, Audran, Cellier, Millocker, Offenbach, Strauss, Wagner, von Suppen, Lecocq, Debussy, and Planquette. Settings by David Sarvuse. Lighting by Willard Simonds. Costumes and Choreography by Jacques Cartier. Musical Director Robert Bates. Musical Arrangements by Howard Lindberg.Cast: Patricia Bowman (Cinderella), Natalie Hall (Prince Fortunato), Howard Freeman (Baroness Gertrude), Marian Warring-Manley (Fairy Queen), Virginia Coyle (Snow White), Carol Deis (Tarantella), Elizabeth Ashley (Citronella), Sol George (Clorinda), John Call (King Parvo I), Helen Sobol (Sleeping Beauty), Jean Reynolds (Rapunzel), Mary Hopple (Dandini), Eleanor Searle (Tantivi), Alfred Drake (Adolfino, Lord High Chancellor), Jack George (Thisbe), Donald Gustafson (Seventh Dwarf), Martha Eberle (Alice Before), Janet Anderson (Alice After), Charles Hart (Herald), Donald Murphy (Slipper Bearer), Steven Howard (Dragon), Jacques Cartier (Marble Faun), Doris Bernard (Veil Bearer), Osbert Chevers (Malkin, Cinderella's Cat), Bronson Dudley (Allspice, an Elf), Jill Edward, Carole Freeman (Dryads), Rose Moran (Signorina Columbina), Richard Sheridan, Frank Hall (Attendants), Richard Sheridan, Steven Howard (Spies), Carolyn West (Page Boy), Carol Dies (Echo), Alan Currier, Frank Pujol (Forest).

Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Norwich. 26 December 1941, twice daily. Written and Devised by Harry Russell. Produced by Mrs. Harry Russell. Music Director Malcolm Bailey. Cast:Eileen Whale (Fairy Crystal), Finedon Beaumont (Demon Discord); Hilda Campbell Russell (Prince Charming), Lillian Olrac (Dandini), Klifton Court (Baron Beecham), Basil Cooper & Reg. Graham (Phyllis & Zena, the Ugly Sisters), Billy Spence & James Davies (Flip & Flop, the Broker's Men), Pat Williams (Lord Lovitt), Cyril Dowler (Pickles the Baron's Page), Kay White (Cinderella). Songs & Specialities by Les Trois Matas, BAsil Cooper & Reg. Graham, Spence & Davies, The Sixteen Rosebuds, Sandow's Team of Ponies, Eugene's Flying Ballet, The Eight Gordon Ray Girls.
[Synopsis: Sc. 1 (The Autumn Glade), Sc. 2 (Exterior of the Baron's House), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Courtyard), Sc. 5 (The Fairies Bower), Sc. 6 (The Flying Fairies). Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (Terrace of Prince's Palace), Sc. 9 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 10 (The Haunted Chamber in the Baron's House), Sc. 11 (Inside the Baron's Hall), Sc. 12 (The Prince's Palace). [The Programme announces: "If an 'Alert' Siren is given during the performance an Amber Light will be shown on the left of the Stage. When the 'All Clear' is sounded a Green Light will be shown on the right of the Stage. There are two large Concrete Air Raid Shelters in the Theatre, one on the ground level and one on the Circle level. They will hold hundreds of people."]
Cinderella. Golder's Green Hippodrome, London. 26 December 1941 to January 1942. Produced and Directed by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Music by Tom Lewis. Special compositions by Tom Lewis and Eric Coates. Cast: Nancy Burne (Cinderella), Norah Chapman (Prince Charming), Duggie Wakefield (Buttons), Lillian Keyes (Dandini), Tom Squire (Father Time), Winifred Evayne (Fairy Godmother), Jack Butler (Jake), Leslie Barker (Sydney), Johnny Kavanaugh (Baron Stoneybroke), Billy Nelson, Chuck O'Neil (Julie and Myrtle, The Ugly Sisters), Tony Swain (Bromo), Gerald Fitzgerald, Couth Griffiths (Footmen).

Cinderella. Winter Garden Theatre, Drury Lane, London. 23 December 1944 to January 1945. Presented by Tom Arnold in association with Bernard Delfont and Mala de la Marr. Staged and Produced by Frank P. Adey. Dances and Ensembles arranged by Alison McLaren. Orchestra Dir. Van Phillips. Cast: Syd Harrison and Max Harrison (Spottem and Grabbem, the Brokers' Men), Gordon Rennie (Baron Mumm), Hermione Baddeley and Muriel White (Minnie and Maxie, his daughters), Marianne Lincoln (Dandini), Binnie Hale (Prince Charming), Bobby Howes (Buttons), Kathleen Moody (Cinderella), Prudence Hyman (Fairy Godmother), Villagers, Huntsmen, Footmen.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part I: Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Way to the Rose Garden), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Rose Garden). Part II: Sc. 6 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (A Studio in the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 9 (Outside the Baron's House), Sc. 10 (Cinderella's Garret), Sc. 11 (A Hall in the Baron's House), Sc. 12 (Wedding Bells).]
Cinderella: All Star Pantomime. Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, London. Opened 24 December 1942. Written and Produced by Emile Littler; the program calls it "His First London Pantomime," noting that the entire Production was designed and constructed in the Emile Little Workshops, Pantomime House, Birmingham. Music and Orchestrations by Hastings Mann. Design, Scenery, and Costumes by "Physhe." Ponies supplied by Barnaby Parsons. Ballet mistress Phyyllis Blakston, Cast: Phyllis Hunter (Dandini), Kenneth Blain (Baron Hardup of Stoneybroke Castle), Naughton & Gold (Flip & Flop), Fay Compton (Prince Charming), Nervo & Knox (Cecilia and Anastasia), Agar Young & Partner (Penelope), Ted Ray (Buttons), Linda Carroll (Cinderella), Sylvia Clive (Fairy Godmother), Frank Holloway & Edward Law (First and Second Flunkey).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 A Glade in the Magic Wood, Sc. 2 The Hall of Stoneybroke Castle, Sc. 3 The Kitchen, Sc. 4 Cinderella's Fairy Boudoir (Introducing the Ballet of the Mirror, Lipsticks, Combs, Brushes, Fans, Scarves, Jewels, etc.), Sc. 5 On the Way to the Ball. [Interval.] Sc. 6 Outside the Palace Gate, Sc. 7 The Prince's Ballroom, Sc. 8 On the Way Home, Sc. 9 Palace Yard, Sc. 10 The Baron's Study, Sc. 11 The Palace of Hearts. [The program includes a statement by A.E.Wilson, entitled "The Greatest Story in the World," which gives a brief history of Cindrella pantomimes. See Criticism, below.]
Cinderella. Streatham Hill Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1942. Produced and Directed by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Music by Tom Lewis. Special compositions by Tom Lewis and Eric Coats. Orchestra under direction of S. R. de Mercado. Dances and Ensembles arranged by Betty Oliphant. Staged by Herbert Darsey. Cast: Tom Squire (Father Time), Winifred Evayne (Fairy Godmother), Lilian Keyes (Dandini), Leslie Barker (Jake), Harold Scott (Sydney), Charles Jones (Myrtle), Victor Thomas (Julie), Johnny Kavanagh (Baron Stoneybroke), Freddie Foss (Buttons), Sylvia Welling (Prince Charming), Nancy Burne (Cinderella), Tony Swain (Bromo), Arthur Owen (First Footman), Sonny Bentley (Second Footman), Huntsmen, Ladies-in-Waiting, Courtiers. Speciality by Con Stuart, Crazy Xylophonist.
[Synopsis of Scenery: Part One: Prologue, Sc. 1 (The Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen at Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 4 (The Fairy Garden), Sc. 5 (Transformation to Cinderella's Dream of Fairyland: The Butterfly Ballet: Tableau (a) The Vista of Flowers; (b) Cinderella's Jewels; (c) The Powder Puff; (d) The Birth of Love. Cinderella's Wonderful Crystal Coach and Ponies. Part Two: Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 8 (On the Road Home), Sc. 9 (Ante-Room in Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 10 (Wedding Reception at the Palace).]
Cinderella. His Majesty's Theatre, London. Opened 27 December 1943. Script by Arty Ash and Barry Lupino. Music by Freddie Bretherton and Bernard Grun. Cast: Carole Lynne (Cinderella), Evelyn Laye (Prince Charming), Natasha Sokolova (Fairy Godmother), George Moon (Buttons), Nancy Hunks (Dandini), Kenneth Blain (Baron Hardup), Reginald Mann (His Dog), Tessie O'Shea (Trixie), Gordon Whelan (Major Domo/Father Time), Gaston Palmer (Jake), Sid Plummer (Julie), Burton Brown (Myrtle), Sirdani (Sydney), Jack Coult, Wm Hinton Jones, Dewey Gibson, Reginald Hayes (Singers).

The Glass Slipper. St. James Theatre, London. Opened 22 December 1944. A Fairy Tale with Music by Herbert and Eleanor Jarjeon. Director William Armstrong. Music by Clifton Parker. Choreography by Andree Howard. Cast: Audrey Hesketh (Cinderella), Eric Micklewood (The Prince), Elliot Mason (The Stepmother), Doris Gilmore (Araminta), Megs Jenkins (Arethusa), John Ruddock (The Father), Gerald Kent (The King), Betty Baskcomb (The Queen), Gabrielle Daye (The Fairy Godmother), Geoffrey Dunn (The Herald), Rex Rodgers (The Trumpeter), Robin Christie (The Footman), Tony Blake, Philip Kay (Lizard Footmen/Pages), Tita Dane (Marquise of Cinnamon), Inez Torode (Countess of Caraway), Jean Lammond (Baroness of Allspice), Irene Lister (Archduchess of Cochineal), Iris Tully (Viscountess of Cloves), Meg Maxwell-Lyle (Margravine of Mace), Nina Shelley, Helen Lawrence (Ladies-in-Waiting), Martita Kern (Blackamoor), Voices of Things: Roy Elliott (Clock), Joan Dunn (Chair). Four Spirits: Margaret Scott (Earth), Brenda Hamlyn (Air), Marguerite Stewart (Fire), Nina Shelley (Water). Harlequinade: Walter Gore (Harlequin), Sally Gilmour (Columbine), Geoffrey Dunn (Street Singer), John Oliver (Bass Singer), Michael Holmes (Doctor), Michael Bayston (Merchant), Rex Reid (Captain). The Three Graces: Jean Stokes (Truth), Joyce Graeme (Love), Brenda Hamlyn (Beauty).

Cinderella. Winter Garden Theatre. London. Opened 24 December 1944. Produced by Julian Wylie Productions Ltd. in association with Bernard Delfont and Mala de la Marr. Produced by Tom Arnold. Dir. Frank P. Adey. Dances and ensembles arranged by Alison McLaren. Scenery by E. Delany. Musical Director Van Phillips. Cast: Kathleen Moody (Cinderella), Binnie Hale (Prince Charming), Bobby Howes (Buttons), Marianne Lincoln (Dandini), Prudence Hyman (Fairy Godmother), Jack Morrison (Baron Mumm), Hermione Baddeley (Minnie), Muriel White (Maxie), Syd Harison & Max Harrison (Spottem & Grabbem).

The Glass Slipper. St. James' Theatre, London. Opened 20 December 1945. Produced by Robert Donat. Book by Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon. Music by Clifton Parker. Directors Stephen Thomas and Robert Donat. Ballet by Andree Howard. Cast: Sara Gregory (Cinderella0, Michael Anthony (The Prince), Elsie French (The Stepmother), Sterndale Bennett (Araminta), Olga May (Arethusa), Lawrence Hanray (The Father), Harry Brindle (The King), Glae Carrodus (The Queen), Helen Cherry (The Fairy Godmother), Lulu Dukes (Zany), Geoffrey Dunn (The Herald), George Lowndes (The Trumpeter), Roy Elliott (The Footman), Michael Holmes (Rat Footman), Charles Heinemann (Lizard Footman/Page), Ian Wallace (Toastmaster), Mary Leahy (Marquise of Cinnamon), Elsie Ford (Archduchess of Cochineal), Joan Maffett (Viscountess of Cloves), Jean Lammond (Margravine of Mace), Helen Lawrence (Lady-in-Waiting), Arthur Ayton (Archduke), Robert King (Duke), Arthur Bell (Marquis), William Lambourne (Earl), Renee Nichols, Isla Gill (Blackamoors), Voices of Things: Harry Brindle (Clock), Mary Leahy (Tap), Glae Carrodus (Broom), Roy Elliot (Fire), Jean Lammond (Rocking Chair). Four Spirits: June Konopasek (Earth), Isla Gill (Air), Renee Nichols (Fire), Patricia Dainton (Water). The Masque: Frank Staff (The Husband), Elizabeth Schooling (The Wife), Ann Lascalles (The Maid), Sara Luzita (The Strange Lady), Rex Reid (The Gay Cavalier), Michael Holmes (The Lackey). Harlequinade: Frank Staff (Harlequ8in), Annette Chappell (Columbine), Geoffrey Dunn (Street Singer), Ian Wallace (Bass Singer), Michael Holmes (Doctor), Anthony Deaden (Merchant), Rex Reid (Captain). The Three Graces: Ann Lascelles (Truth), Elizabeth Schooling (Love), Sara Luzita (Beauty).

Cinderella. Adelphi Theatre, Strand London. 23 December 1945 to January 1946. Produced by Bud Flanagan. Book by Bud Flanagan and Jack Hylton. Music arranged by Freddie Bretherton, with additional songs and lyrics by Bud Flanagan. Dances by Dorothy McAusland. Ballroom and Palace scenes designed by Erte. Production by Jack Hylton. Orchestra Dir. Sydney Jerome. Stage Manager Harry Gould. Cast: Desmond Campbell (Demon King), Bebe de Roland (Fairy), Peggy Rawlings (Dandini), Gavin Gordon (The Baron), Baker, Dove, and Allen (The Broker's Men), Bobbie Kimber and Marion Dawson (Julie and Myrtle, the Ugly Sisters), Jean Adrienne (Prince Charming), Lois Green (Cinderella), Bud Flanagan (Buttons), Angela Glynne (Tinki). Specialities by Beams' Children, Dudley's Midgets, Baker, Dove and Allen, & Bobbie Kimber.
[Synopsis of Scenery: Part I: Sc. 1 (Prologue), Sc. 2 (The Forest of Bluebell), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Library at Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen at Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 5 (Transformation ballet into Fairyland). Part II: Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (A corridor in the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Royal Ballroom), Sc. 9 (Outside Nottingham Walls), Sc. 10 (The Baron's Parlour), Sc. 11 (Buttons and Tinki), Sc. 12 (Wedding Bells for Cinderella).]
Cinderella. Shepherds Bush Empire, London. 7 January to 21 January 1946. Managing Director Prince Littler. Produced by Joe Seymour. Dance Ensembles Francis Whitmer. Musical Director Martin Sylvester. Cast: Cora Craven (Cinderella), Harry Seltzer (Buttons), Peter Fannan & Joan Fannan (Ugly Sisters), Marie Kenealey (Prince), Henry Emerson (Baron), Alf Kay & Nat Lake (Broker's Men), Ernie Kenealey (Dandini), Peggy Forest (Fairy), Ruth Sendler (Ballerina), Elsie Port (Goldstick), Vera Graham & Jean Kennett (The Horse, Thunder). Specialities by The Sixteen Mayfair Lovelies, Twelve Holford Babes, Packham's Pekinese, The Three Terrys), Comedy Horse, Cinderella's Marvellous Crystal Coach, and Jim Fossett's Double Team of Real Live Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Glade in the Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Hall), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Fairy Ballet). Grand Finale with Cinderella's Crystal Coach and Team of Midget Ponies. Sc. 5 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 6 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 7 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 8 (Corridor of the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Palace).]
Cinderella. Golder's Green Hippodrome, London. 21 December 1946 to January 1947. Produced by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Additional Scenes by Arty Ash and Barry Lupino. Director Albet Locke. Scenery by Bert Reynolds. Costumes by Max Weldy, J. H. Simmons, and Mac Rogers. Dances arranged by Bety Oliphant. Stage managers Anthony Gordon and Betty Bellew. Cast: Nancy Burne (Cinderella), Gwyneth Lascelles (Prince Charming), George Moon Kavanaugh (Baron Stoneybroke), Anthony Gordon (Father Time), Harry Nicol (Sidney), Bert Nicol (Jake), Billy de Haven (Myrtle), Dandy Page (Julie), William Best (Bromo), George Simmons, Tom Clarke (Footmen), Dorothy Britain, Sally Brock, Greta Brennan, Audrey Cooper, Edna Gee, Gilian Grey, Dulcie Hone, Sylvia Myers, Lorna McAllister, Moya McCormack, Sheila O'Connor, Billie O'Day, Antonio Palmer, June Price, Patricia Rapley, Ann Richmond, June Rose, Kay Taylor, Joy Shaw, Dora Thomas, Jill Thomas, Joan Walker, Peggy Wilding (Chorus). Musical Numbers: "Hunters Horn," "Shake Hands With a New Tomorrow," "When The Sun Says Good Morning To You," "A Love Song," "This Heart of Mine," "Post Horn Galop," "I Have Cinderella," The Stars Will Remember," "Pretending," "Music in the Air," "Cinderella Ballet," "Going to the Ball," "Little Sleepy Head," "Minuet," "My Love is Only for You," "Lovely Lady," "We Push the Damper In," "Ali Baba," "Down the Mall."

Cinderella; Or, The Lover, The Lackey, and the Little Glass Slipper. Players' Theatre, London. 21 December 1946 to January 1947. A Fairy Burlesque Extravaganza by Henry J. Byron. Adapted by Archie Harradine. Directed by Don Gemmell. Cast: Joyce Cummings (Cinderella), Elma Soiron (Prince Poppetti), Owen Holder (Buttoni), Joan Stendale-Bennett (Dandini), Bill shine (Baron Balderdash), Don Gemmell (Clorinda), May Hallett (Thisbe), Phillada Sewell (Fairy Queen), Therese Langfield (Honeydew), Marguerite Stewart (Harebell), Peggy Attfield (Prince's Page). Harlequinade: John Hewer (Pantaloon), Therese Langfield (Columbine), Marguerite Stewart (Harlequin), Bill Shine (Policeman), Owen Holder (Dandy), Peggy Attfield (The butcher's Boy), David Kier (Clown), Joan Sterndale-Bennett (The Oyster Cross'd in Love).

Cinderella. London Casino, Old Compton Street. 20 December 1947 to 21 February 1948. Written, Presented and Produced by Emile Littler, according to the program "his seventh annual London Pantomime." Music and Lyrics by Hastings Mann. Scenery and Costumes by "Physhe." Orchestra Director Harold Collins. Children trained and dances arranged by Phyllis Blakston. Cast: April Ross (Dandini), Chevalier Brothers (Flip and Flop, the Broker's Men), Dick Thorpe (Baron Hardup of Stoneybroke Castle), Ben Wrigley and Henry Lytton (Buttercup and Daisy), Eve Lister (Prince Charming), Arthur Askey (Big-hearted Buttons), Carole Lynne (Cinderella), Anna Claire (The Fairy Godmother), Jeffrey Piddock and Gerald Seymour (1st and 2nd Flunkeys), Edna Squire-Brown and her Doves, The Terry Juveniles, The Tiller Girls, Fairy Crystal Coach and Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 A Glade in the Magic Wood, Sc. 2 The Hall of Stoneybroke Castle, Sc. 3 The Kitchen, Sc. 4 Cinderella's Fairy Boudoir (Introducing the Ballet of the Mirror, Lipsticks, Combs, Brushes, Fans, Scarves, Jewels, etc.), Sc. 5 On the Way to the Ball. [Interval] Sc. 6 Outside the Palace Gates, Sc. 7 The Prince's Ballroom, Sc. 8 On the Way Home, Sc. 9 The Palace Yard, Sc. 10 The Baron's Study, Sc. 11 The Palace of Hearts.]
Cinderella. Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK. 20 December 1947 to January 1948. The 32nd Julian Wylie Pantomime. Devised and Staged by Robert Nesbit. Dialogue by Austin Melford. Musical Score by Phil Park. Dances arranged by Joan Davis. Settings by Charles Reading. Costumes by Doris Zinkeisen. Produced by Tom Arnold. Palace Theatre Orchestra, dir. Charles Windsor. Cast: Russell & Kapota (The Broker's Men), George Moon (Buttons), Hazel Bray (Cinderella), Bertram Dench (Baron Stoneybroke), George Bolton (Fifinella, his Second Wife), Muriel Zillah and Beryl Reid (Clematis and Baby, her daughters), Viola Johnstone (Cinderella's Fairy Godmother), Muriel Barron (Prince Charming), Bunty Meadows (Dandini), John Palmer (Captain of the Guard), Henny Norina (Principal Dancer). Annette's Dancers. Eileen Rogan Children. Royal Cream Ponies supplied by Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Village Green at Stoneybroke), Sc. 2 (The Hall of the Baron's House), Sc. 3 (A Forest Glade--Autumn), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Backyard), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Land of Dreams-Come-True). Sc. 7 (The Courtyard of the Palace), Sc. 8 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ante-Room to the Ballroom), Sc. 10 (The Royal Ballroom), Sc. 11 (The Road Home), Sc. 12 (The Baron's Front Door), Sc. 13 (The Hall of the Baron's House), Sc. 14 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Granville Theatre, Walham Green. 26 to 30 December 1947. Presentation by Johnnie Riscoe. Produced by David Kennington. Dances and Ensembles arranged by Violet Terry. Musical Director Bert Dene. Stage Manager James Rattcliffe. Wardrobe Mdme Ratcliffe. Cast: Jean Dene (Cinderella), Vic Silver (Buttons), Sylvia Hylton (Prince Charming), Billie Brenchley (Dandini), Shenton Harris (Baron Hardup, always on the tap), Joan Hurley & Phyllis Green (Ethel & Maudie, the Ugly Sisters), Miss Elaine (Fairy Godmother), David Kennington (Flunkey), The Famous Dagenham Girls Pipers (Ladies of the Ballet). Specialities by Boy Derek, The Varsity 3, The Dagenham Girl Pipers, The Robert Brothers "Cinderella" Ponies.
[Synopsis: Sc. 1 (The Royal Woods), Sc. 2 (Outside the Baron's Residence), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Morning Room), Sc. 4 (Outside the Castle), Sc. 5 (In the Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Domain of the Fairies). Sc. 7 (Outside the Gates), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (After the Ball), Sc. 10 (Grand Finale).] [This production moved to the Collins Music Hall, Islington, on Jan. 8, 1948, for a week's run. This production also ran at the County Theatre, Haverfordwest, with Evelyn Spero as the Prince, Barney Powell as Baron Skinto, Lynn Pride as the Fairy Godmother, Reginald Seanor as the Flunkey and the Seanor Sisters as Dandini's Aide de Camps. The Seanor trio replaced the Varsity 3, with Ancells Pigeons, Parkin's Cinderella Ponies, and Barney Powell added to the Specialities. The rest of the cast stayed the same, as did the synopsis and production details. The program does not specify dates or place of performance.]
Cinderella. Queens Theatre, Poplar, UK. Commencing 27 December 1948 for two weeks. Produced by Johnnie Riscoe under supervision of Randolph Sutton. Dances and ensembles arranged by Terry Doogan. Musical Director Bert Dene. Stage Manager John Walsh. Wardrobe Miss Sutton. Cast: Jean Dene (Cinderella), Harry Selser (Buttons), Maisie Terry (Prince Charming), Billie Brenchley (Dandini), Art Christmas (Baron Skinto, always on the tap), Joan Hurley & Phyllis Green (Winnie & Minnie, the Ugly Sisters), Greta Bret (Fairy Godmother), Babs Collins & Mlle Dorette (Dandini's Aide de Camps), Jimmy Dorvay (Flunkey), The Marie Crisetta Dancers, The Vera Finch Kiddies. Specialities by The Curzon Three, Dorvay & Dorette, and The Parkins Cinderella Ponies, with all-electric glittering coach.
[Synopsis: Sc. 1 (The Royal Woods), Sc. 2 (Outside the Baron's Residence), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Morning Room), Sc. 4 (Outside the Castle), Sc. 5 (In the Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Domain of the Fairies). Sc. 7 (Outside the Gates), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (After the Ball), Sc. 10 (Grand Finale).]
Cinderella. Grand Opera House, Belfast. 23 December 1948 to 10 January 1949. Reduced prices after 12 January. Northern Ireland's Loveliest Pantomime. Producer Tom Arnold. Des O'Connor (Buttons), Barbara Law (Cinderella), Tommy Kelly (Baron), Barri Chatt and Terri Gardener (The Ugly Sisters), Lisbeth Lennon (Prince Charming. The Royal Dancers. Fairy Coach and Ponies.

Cinderella. Sheffield Empire Theatre. Sheffield. 1948 to 1949? Emile Littler's 12th Sheffield Laughter Pantomime. Written and Presented by Emile Littler. Directed by Hastings Mann. Music and Lyrics by Hastings Mann. Scenery and Costumes by Physhe. Dances arranged by Daphne Kiernander. Cast: Michael Field (Father Time), Renita Doro (Fairy Godmother), Joan Edwards (Dandini), Desmond & Marks (Lizzie & Dizzie, The Ugly Sisters), Willie Carlisle (Baron Hardup), Jean Telfer (Prince Charming), Albert Modley (Buttons), Helen Jutsen (Cinderella), Billy Nelson, Chuck O'Neil, Billy Morris (Flap, Flip, & Flop, the Broker's Men), Bert Lindon (Royal Flunkey). Tiller Girls, The Betty Fox Babes, The Ruby Vinning Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue (Once Upon a Time. Sc. 1 (A Glade in the Magic Wood), Sc. 2 (Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (Preparing for the Ball: The Mirror, The Fan, The Scarf, The Jewels), Sc. 5 (The Coach). [Interval] Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 8 (Near By), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Palace Yard), Sc. 11 (The Long Gallery), Sc. 12 (Happy Ever After).]
Cinderella. The London Palladium. December 1948 to January 1949. Dir. Val Parnell. Book by Michael Bishop. Special songs by Leslie Sarony. Dances arranged by Pauline Grant. Decor by Charles Reading. Costumes by Alec Shanks. Staged by Charles Henry. Cast: Zoe Gail (Dandini), Coral Woods (Prudence), Horace Percival (Baron), Roma Beaumont (Cinderella), Tommy Trinder (Buttons), Syd Railton (Justice of the Peace), Franklin Bennett (Baroness), George and Bert Bernard (Buttercup and Dandelion, the Ugly Sisters), The Leopold Brothers (Horse), Evelyn Laye (Prince Charming), Jane Hilary (Fairy Godmother), The Casavecchi Troupe (Brokers' Men), Patricia Sinnott (Principal Dancer). With Specialities by The Casavecchi Troupe, Gil Maison and Company, Willie West and McGinty, Kirby's Flying Ballet, 16 Cone-Ripman Babes by arragnement with the Arts Educational Schools Ltd., Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt Drake's Ponies, The Pauline Grant Corps de Ballet, The Argyll Male Sextet, and the Skyrockets Orchestra under the direction of Woolf Phillips.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Village), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Forest), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Backyard, with the Casavecchi Troupe), Sc. 5 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 6 (Outside the Baron's House, introducing Gil Maison and Company), Sc. 7 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 8 (Transformation Scenes and Ballet: a. The Pixies' Garden; b. The Gossamer Web; c. The Flight of the Fairies; D. The Rainbow; e. The Realme of Ice and Snow; f. The Land of Make-Believe). Sc. 9 (Outside the Castle), Sc. 10 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 11 (The Way Home), Sc. 12 (The Baron's Prefab, built by Willie West and McGinty), Sc. 13 (A Room in the Castle), Sc. 14 (The Prince's Reception).]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, King Street, Bristol. 24 December 1948 to 12 February 1949. By V. C. Clinton-Baddeley. Music by Walter Leigh and Gavin Gordon. Produced by Allan Davis. Design by Terrence Morgan II. Choreography by Beatrice Appleyard. Cast: Superior Beings: Nuna Davey (Queen Snowflake), Ann Way (Crystal), Kay Rayner (Silver). Inferior Beings: John Phillips (Demon Gumboil), Beatrice Appleyard (Attendant Imp). Ordinary Mortals: Jill Balcon (Dandini), Jessie Evans (Alice the Barmaid), Ilena Sylva (Prince Charming), Henry Manning (Baron Stoneybroke), John Byron and Paul Rogers (Isabelle & Amy, the Baron's Step-daughters), Jane Wenham (Cinderella), Nigel Stock (Buttons), Leslie Sands and Stephen Kaye (Stafford & Clem, the Broker's Men), Beatrice Appleyard (Première Danseuse). Extraordinary Mortals: John Phillips (The Snowman), Leslie Sands and Stephen Kaye (The Horse). Fairies, Butterflies (social and winged), and Tyroleans. Distinguished Visitors, Coachmen, Footmen, Flunkeys, and Pages. The Scenery: Prologue: Fringe of Fairyland.
[Part One: Sc. 1 (A Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (The Corridor of the Baron's Castle), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Corridor), Sc. 5 (The Girls' Boudoir), Sc. 6 (The Corridor), Sc. 7 (The Kitchen), Sc. 8 (The Dream), Sc. 9 (The Castle Garden). Part Two: Sc. 1 (The Baron's Park), Sc. 2 (At the Palace), Sc. 3 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 4 (Another Part of the Palace), Sc. 5 (The Ballroom, ten minutes before midnight), Sc. 6 (Back at the Baron's Castle), Sc. 7 (Fairyland), Sc. 8 (The Steps of the Chapel Royal). Music: Part One: Overture, "Yo-Ho! Tallyho! Tallyho!" (The Hunting Chorus), "Alice" (Alice and Dandini), "Bouncing Bella" (Isabelle, Amy and the Baron), "In the Wild Wood" (Prince Charming), "My Heart is in the Mountains" (Amy and the Tyroleans), "The Cooking Quartet" (Isabelle, Amy, Buttons, Cinderella), "Nothing's as Hard as You Think It Is" (Prince Charming, Cinderella), "The Snooperslide" (Broker's Men), "I've Always Been One for the Ladies" (Buttons), "Oh! Mirror! Mirror!" (Amy and Isabelle), "I Love My Love" (Cinderella), Cinderella's Dream (The Company). Part Two: Fairyland Frolics (Première Danseuse, Fairies, Snowmen, Horse), "'Tis Love Only Love" (Queen Snowflake), "Take Your Partners" (Alice & the Palace Boys), "Figures in a Picture Book" (Ladies & Gentlemen of the Court), "The Hot Minuet" (Isabelle & the Boys), "The Supper Dance" (Prince Charming, Cinderella, & the Company), "Who Put The Ginger?" (Amy & friends), Reprise: "Alice" (Dandini and Alice), "The Last Dance" (Prince Charming, Cinderella and Company), "Ah, Ah, Bother Ambition" (Buttons), Reprise: "I Love My Love" (Cinderella and Prince Charming), Reprise: "'Tis Love Only Love" (Queen Snowflake), "Red for Holly" (Three Long Waits and others), The Grand March (Entire Company), "The Last Song" (Entire Company). God Save The King.]
Cinderella, or No Room in the Shoe. Embassy Theatre, Finchley, London N.W. 27 December 1948 to 8 January 1949. Devised and Arranged by Patrick Cargill. Produced by Patrick Cargill and Anthony Hawtrey. Set Design by Mary Purvis. Dances Arranged by Sabina Gordon. Music by Philip Green and his Embassy Theatre Music, with "The Eighth Wonder of the World," words and music by Patrick Cargill. Stage Director Brian Whittle. Cast: Gerald Welch (Usher), Reginald Selleck (Baron Hampstead), Patrick Cargill (Buttons), Mary MacKenzie (Marge Irene), Joan Sanderson and Freda Jackson (Pneumonia and Claustrophobia), Peggy Banks (Maid Marion), Diana King (Prince Charming), Lesley Lindsay (Dandini), Maureen McGregor (Cinderella), Seymour Green (Figaro), Phyllis Owen (Fairy Godmother). And Dancers, Villagers, Courtiers, etc.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (Hempstead Heath), Sc. 2 (The Embassy Gymnasium), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (A Part of the Wood), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen. Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 7 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 8 (Another Part of the Wood), Sc. 9 (The Palace Forecourt). The MOBO "Bronco" used by Freda Jackson in Sc. 6 supplied by Sebel Products.]
Cinderella. Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 17 January 1949 onwards. Tom Arnold for Julian Wylie Productions. Produced by Joan Davis. Dialogue by Austin Melford. Musical Score by Phil Park. Settings designed by Charles Reading. Costumes by Doris Zinkeisen. Cast: Greta Fayne (Prince Charming), Audrey Jeans (Dandini), Arthur Scott (Baron Stoneybroke), George Bolton (Maggie, his Second Wife), Joy Jackley and Seth Jee (Ugly Sisters, her daughters), Virginia Vernon (Cinderella), Harry Allen & Joe Ritchie (The Broker's Men), Richard Lancaster (Captain ofthe Guard), Rosemary Dorken (Fairy Godmother), Dawn Swane (Ballerina), Al Read (Buttons). The Royal Dancers and Singers. Winstanley Babes. Specialities by Allen and The Albee Sisters.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Village Green facing Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 2 (Interior of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 3 (A Forest Glade), Sc. 4 (The Backyard of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Hall, Transformed into:), Sc. 6 (Fairyland). Sc. 7 (The Courtyard of the Palace), Sc. 8 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ballroom of the Palace), Sc. 10 (The Road Home), Sc. 11 (The Front Door of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 12 (Interior of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 13 (The Happy Ending).]
Cinderella. King's Theatre, Hammersmith. 1950? Clarkson Rose Production in his 4th Annual King's Pantomime. Staged and Produced by Olive Fox and Clarkson Rose. Book by Dan Leno, Jr. and Clarkson Rose. Music by Clarles Tovey. Ballets and Ensembles arranged by Misses Graham-Nelson. Cast: Celia Latymer (The Fairy Godmother), Richard Lancaster (Demon Discord). Hilda Campbell-Russell (Prince Charming), Lucy Loupe (Dandini), Joan Burden (Cinderella), Jotty Stunt (Baron Hardup), Lil O'Gorman and Toni Forde (Clorinda and Belinda), Frank Formby (Pickles, the Baron's Page), The Hengler Brothers (Copp & Flopp the Brokers' Men), Clarkson Rose (Bessie, Baroness Hardup). Chorus of Huntsmen, Courtiers, Footmen, Villagers, and Fairies. Specialities by The Five Sensational Speedacs, The Four Clarkson Rosebuds, Ruby Vinning's Four Milk White Ponies, The Hengler Brothers, The Graham-Nelson Girls and Children, The Peter Yardley Male Quartette.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part One: Prologue, Sc. 1 (The Exterior of Hardup Hall), Sc. 2 (The Road to Charmingdale), Sc. 3 (The Royal Woods), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Fairyland). Part Two: Sc. 7 (Outside the Prince's Palace), Sc. 8 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ballroom), Sc. 10 (Outside the Baron's House), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 12 (Grand Finale). Musical Numbers include "They Can't Stop You Singing A Song," "Everybody's Happy on a Sunday Afternoon," and "So Ends another Day," by Clarkson Rose and Charles Tovey.]
Cinderella. Streatham Hill Theatre, London. Opened 26 December 1950. Reduced prices after 8 January 1951. Presented by Prince Littler. Book by Marriott Edgar. Additional scenes by Arty Ash and Barry Lupino. Produced by Sydney Smith. Dances arranged by Doreen Austin. Orchestra directed by Joseph Tunbridge. Scenery by Bert Reynolds. Costumes by Max Weldy, J. H. Simmons, and Mae Rogers. Chorus costumes by Max Weldy. Cast:Anthony Gordon (Father Time), Betty Sagon (Fairy Godmother), Stella Moray (Dandini), Clive Dunn and Tim Dormonde (Jake & Sydney, The Broker's Men), Freddie Foss (Julie), Fred Kitchen (Myrtle), Johnny Kavanagh (Baron Stoneybroke), Eddie Leslie (Buttons), Gwyneth Lascelles (Prince Charming), Nancy Burne (Cinderella), The Alva Brothers (Donkey), Pauline Innes (Principal Dancer). Chorus and Corps-de-Ballet. Specialities by The Dormonde Brothers, The Alva Brothers, The Lyemun Juveniles. Ponies by Lawson.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part One: Prologue (The Clock), Sc. 1 (The Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 4 (The Fairy Garden), Sc. 5 Transformation of Cinderella's Dream of Fairyland: The Butterfly Ballet (a) The Vista of Flowers; (b) Cinderella's Jewels; (c) The Powder Puff; (d) The Birth of Love. Cinderella's Wonderful Crystal Coach and Ponies. Part Two: Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 8 (Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 9 (On the Road Home), Sc. 10 (Ante-room in Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 11 (Wedding Reception at the Palace).]
Cinderella: A Traditional Pantomime. Princes Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. 21 December 1951 to January 1952. Devised and Directed by Bertram Montague. Book and Lyrics by Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Ballet and Dances by Iris Kirkwhite and Mdme Darmora. Produced by Maxwell Wray. Cast: Derek Roy (Buttons), Christine Norden (Prince Charming of Lovetia), Cherry Lind (Cinderella), Janet Brown (Dandini), Vic Ford and Chris Sheen (Hedy and Veronica, the Cruel Step Sisters), Charles Stephen (Baron Hardup of Bentonbroke Hall), Barbour Brothers (The Artful Brokers), Shelagh Dey (Fairy Godmother), Peggy O'Farrell's Tiny Tappas, The Vocalion Quartette, The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers (Royal Huntsmen, Courtiers, Villagers, Revellers). Specialities by Loyal Max and Lole, Barbour Brothers, Mabel & Four Chesters, and Peter Brothers' Comedy Horse Thunder.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Once Upon a Time in the Land of Lovetia... Sc. 1 (The Woodlands), Sc. 2 (Courtyard of Bentonbroke Hall), Sc. 3 (Kitchen of Bentonbroke Hall). CINDERELLA DREAMS. Sc. 4 (The Fairies' Realm, The Vanity Ballet--Premiere Danseuse Shelagh Dey), Sc. 5 (Tableau: Cinderella Rides to the Ball in the Crystal Coach). Sc. 6 The Prince Ordains The Villagers Shall Celebrate: Shelagh Dey (Columbine), Jeanne Hartley (Harlequin), The Barbour Brothers (High Stilts), The Peter Brothers (Comedy Horse), Loyal, Max, and Lole (Clowns). Sc. 7 (Ante-room of the Royal Palace), Sc. 8 (The Royal Ballroom: Adagio Dancers Mabel and the Four Chesters), Sc. 9 (A Lane Near the Palace), Sc. 10 (The Kitchen of Bentonbroke Hall). CINDERELLA AWAKES. Sc. 11 (Sing a song of ?), Sc. 12 (Reception Hall of the Royal Palace. Final Tableau: It All Came True. She Wed the Charming Prince...and they lived happily ever after. "Cinderella Phantasy," courtesy of Eric Coates. Theme of Vanity Ballet based on Bourjois' "Evening in Paris."]
Cinderella. Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, UK. 22 Dec. 1951 "until further notice." A Francis Laidler production. Cast: Jasmine Dee (Cinderella), Joy Beattie (Prince Charming), Betty Dayne (Dandini), Walter Niblo (Buttons), Geoffrey Denton (Baron de Broke), Kathleen West (Ugly Sister Trixie), Trevor Moreton (Ugly Sister Julia), Brian Baines (James, the head footman), Melanie Paul (Fairy Crystal), The Two Aberdonians (The Broker's Men). The Famous John Tiller Girls. The Twelve Little Sunbeams. Kirby's Flying Ballet, Cinderella's Team of White Ponies.

Cinderella. King's Theatre, Hammersmith. 24 December 1952 to 31 January 1953. The King's Golden Jubilee Pantomime (l902-1952). Presented, Produced, Devised, and Directed by Bertram Montague. Book and Lyrics by Barry Lupino and Arty Ash. Ballet and Dances by Iris Kirkwhite. Produced by Heath Joyce. Decor by Joseph Carl. Cast: Lupino Lane (Buttons), Paula Grey (Prince Charming), Barbara Leigh (Cinderella), Elsie Percival (Dandini), Bunny Baron and Harry Arnold (Bud and Blossom, the Ugly Sisters), Leslie Spurling (Baron Bentonbroke), Barbour Brothers (The Artful Brokers), George Atterbury (Bonzo, Button's Pet), Virginia Tate (Fairy Godmother). Graham Nelson Juveniles, The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Once Upon a Time in the Land of Lovetia...Sc. 1 (The Woodlands), Sc. 2 (The Courtyard of Bentonbroke Hall), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen of Bentonbroke Hall), Sc. 4 (The Fairies' Realm--The Vanity Ballet, with Première Danseuse Annette Chappell), Sc. 5 (The Enchanted Glade). Sc. 6 Gardens of the Royal Palace (Columbine--Audrey Hodgkiss, Harlequin--Charmian Buchel, High Stilts--Barbour Brothers), Sc. 7 (Anteroom of The Royal Palace--Sirdani--Don't be fright!), Sc. 8 (The Royal Ballroom--Principal Dancers Annette Chappell and Igor Barczinski), Sc. 9 (On the Road Home), Sc. 10 (The Kitchen of Bentonbroke Hall), Sc. 11 (Papering the Parloug--Lupino Lane & The Barbour Brothers) Sc. 12 (Wiggley Wooh), Sc. 13 (Reception Hall of the Royal Palace. Final Tableau: It all came true. She wed the Charming Prince...and they lived happily ever after.]
[The program pictures the Barbour Brothers in top hats and tails, with canes and on six foot stilts.]

Cinderella. Palladium Theatre, London. Opened 24 December 1953. Book by Michael Bishop, Eric Sykes, and Spike Milligan. Director Val Parnell -- his "6th Magnificent Pantomime." Cast: Julie Andrews (Cinderella), Adele Dixon (Prince Charming), Max Bygraves (Buttons), Elaine Garreau (Fairy Godmother), Joan Mann (Dandini), Richard Hearne (Baron Pastry), Cyril Wells (Baroness Pastry), Jon Pertwee (Dandelion), Tony Sympson (Buttercup), William Barrett (Harlequin), Edna Busse (Columbine), David Dale (Squire of Tumbleweed), Silvia Ashmole (Fairy), Ted and George Durante (Herbert and Patrick Fitzherbert), Casavecchia Troupe (Clown, Pantaloon, Policemen).
[For synopsis of scenes see the 1954-55 Southsea production, below.]
Cinderella. Kings Theatre, Southsea. 1954 to 1955. S. H. Newsome's production of "The Fabulous London Palladium Pantomime" (1953--see above). Book by Michael Bishop, Eric Sykes, and Spile Milligan. Costumes by R. St. John Roper. Decor by Charles Reading. Ballet arrangement by Brigitte Kelly. Produced by William Robertson. Orchestra directed by Dudley Hare. Cast: John Baddeley (Dandini), Squire of Tumbleweed, Donovan & Hays (The Broker's Men), Grazina Frame (Cinderella), Roy Jefferies (Baron Hardup). Albert Burdon (Buttons), Terri Gardener and Barri Chatt (Marlene and Deidre, The Ugly Sisters), John Hanson (Prince Charming), Patricia Fitt (Fairy Godmother), George Bowler (Squire). Specialities by Donovan & Hayes, The Melodiers, Butler-Horner Juveniles, Kathleen Grasby's White Shetland Ponies, Corps de Ballet.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Village of Tumbleweed), Sc. 2 (Laundry of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 3 (The Forest of the Prince's Estate), Sc. 4 (Hallway of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 5 (Kitchen of Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 6 (Cinderella dresses for the Ball), Sc. 7 The Cave of the Magic Lustres: (a) The Magic Chandelier; (b) Cinderella's Mirror; (c) Cinderella's Crystal Slippers; (d) Cinderella's Ball Dress; (e) Cinderella's Coach. Sc. 8 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 9 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 10 (Outside Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 11 (Outside the Royal Palace), Sc. 12 (The Quest for Princess Crystal), Sc. 13 (A Room in Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 14 (The Palace of Porcelain). Grand Finale.]
Cinderella. Granada. January, 1955? Presented by Lew & Leslie Grade. Staged by Albert J. Knight. Costumes by C. E. Judd. Children's dances arranged by Eleanor Beams. The Bobby Howell Orchestra, dir. Joseph Muscant. Cast: Monica Henri (Dandini), Kendor Brothers (Mr. Pip & Mr. Pop, The Broker's Men), Ford & Sheen (Mavis & Myrtle, The Ugly Sisters), Leslie Noyes (Baron de Broke), Anne Hart (Prince Charming), Tommy Trinder (Buttons), Barbara Leigh (Cinderella), Betty Lansley (Fairy Godmother), Sammy Curtis (Major Domo). Marie De Vere Dancers, Beams' Babes (with MOBO BRONCOS). Crystal Coach drawn by Douglas George Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Glade in the Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Hall), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Kitchen with speciality by The Kendor Brothers), Sc. 4 (The Vision), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Glade). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 7 (The Palace Ballroom, with speciality by the Professors of Music Devine & King), Sc. 8 (The Way House), Sc. 9 (Salon in the Baron's House), Sc. 10 (In the Palace).]
Cinderella. Palace Theatre, London. 21 December 1955 to February 1956. Written, Presented, and Produced by Emile Littler. Choreography by Michael Charnley and Barbara Aitken. Scenery and Costumes by Doris Zinkeisen. Music and Lyrics by Hastings Mann and Jack Strachey. Children trained by Phyllis Blakston. ["Littler's 13th London Laughter Pantomime."] Cast: Peter Evans (Father Time), Sylvia Norman (Fairy Godmother), Paula Marshall (Dandini), Desmond and Marks (Lizzie and Dizzie), Sam Woodcock (Baron Hardup), Jean Telfer (Prince Charming), David Nixon (Buttons), Erica Yorke (Cinderella), Billy Nelson, Chuck O'Neil, Billy Morris (Flip, Flap, & Flop), Linda McMullin (Principal Dancer). With The Tiller Girls, The Terry Children, Tih-Boult, and The Lombardy Singers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue (Once Upon a Time), Sc. 1 (A Glade in the Wood), Sc. 2 (Outside the Baron's House), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (Preparation for the Ball--Choreography by Michael Charnley), Sc. 5 (Going to the Ball). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (Prince Charming's Ball), Sc. 8 (On the Way Home), Sc. 9 (Round the Corner), Sc. 10 (The Palace Courtyard), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Study), Sc. 12 (Happy Ever After).
[The program includes pictures of scenery being made in workshops and a photo of Grace Wheatley's painting "The Crown," which shows Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of the Fairies in an African setting, surrounded by animals, the jungle, and an assortment of Africans, a painting acquired by Emile Littler to grace the foyer of the Palace Theatre, early in 1956.]
Cinderella: The Ever Popular Family Pantomime. Alexandra Gardens Theatre. Weymouth. December 1955 to January 1956. Produced by Dave Winton. Ensembles by Marjorie Murray. Derek Beech, Stage Director. Madam Burbridge, Wardrobe Mistress. S. C. Jacob, Resident Stage Manager for the Weymouth Corporation. Cast: Jack Kirwan (Buttons), Marjorie Murray (Prince Charming), Dave Winton (Baron Hard Up of De Broke Hall), Vera Way (Cinderella), Joan Hurley and Billie Brenchley (Penelope and Roberta, The Ugly Sisters, Daughters of the Baron), Pat Trevor (Dandini), Derek Murray and Reg Renaldi (Pip and Pop, The Brokers Men), Phil Valentine (Fairy Godmother), Joyce King (Lord Goldstick), Mary Lascelles (Lady Marcet), Allan Rigg and Jack Beech (Flunkeys). Specialities by The Gaye Ladies.
[Synopsis of Scenery: 1. Into the Woods. 2. The Baron's Library. 3. The Baron's Kitchen. 4. The Road to Fairyland. 5. Butterfly Glade. 6. The Palace Gates. 7. The Ballroom. 8. The Baronial Hall. 9. The Prince's Palace.]
Cinderella. Pleasure Gardens Theatre, Folkestone, UK. Opening 24 December 1956. Clarkson Rose Producton. Staged and Produced by Olive Fox. Dances arranged by Ena Murray. Orchestra directed by Norman Parry. Cast: George Buck (Baron Hardup), Billie Brenchley and Joan Hurley (Daisy and Buttercup, his daughters), Chris Carlsen (Buttons), Ann Hills (Cinderella), Avril Vane (Prince Charming), Joy Roston (Dandini), Shirley Court (The Fairy Godmother), The Bashful Boys (Copp & Flopp The Broker's Men), Ivor Danvers (The Master of Ceremonies), The Regency Twins (The Horse), Clarkson Rose (The Baroness). Corps de Ballet. Huntsmen, Courtiers, Footmen, Villagers, Fairies, etc. Specialities by Walters Comedy Dogs and Monkey, The Bashful Boys, The Regency Twins, Ena Murray's Mite-y Atoms, Douglas George's Four Shetland Ponies and Crystal Coach.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Part I: Prologue, Sc. 1 (Exterior of Hardup Hall), Sc. 2 (The Road to Charmingdale), Sc. 3 (The Royal Wood), Sc.4 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Fairyland). Part II: Sc. 7 (Outside the Prince's Palace), Sc. 8 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ballroom), Sc. 10 (Outside the Baron's House), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 12 (Finale).]
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre, London. 24 December 1957 to January 1958. Written and directed by William Robertson. Cast: Jasmine Dee (Cinderella), Pamela Charles (Prince Charming), Danny O'Dea (Buttons), Ruth Porcher (Fairy Godmother), Anne Yorke (Dandini), Peter Haddon (Baron Hardup), Margaret St. Barbe West (The Baroness), John Hart-Dyke (Humphrey), Elsie Waters (Gert), Doris Waters (Daisy), Mike Hope (Charlie Staircase, Jr.), Albie Keene (Charlie Staircase, Sr.), Gillian Cobbold (Principal Dancer).

Cinderella. Coliseum, London. December 1958 to January 1959. Produced by Harold Fielding. Dir. Freddie Carpenter. Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Scenery and Costumes by Loudon Sainthill. Choreography by Tommy Linden. Lighting by Michael Northen. Musical Director Bobby Howell. Cast: Kenneth Williams and Ted Durante (Portia and Joy, the Baron's Stepdaughters), Betty Marsden (Fairy Godmother), Yana (Cinderella), Maryon Leslie (Baby Bear), Tommy Steele (Buttons), Godfrey James (Dandini), Bruce Trent (The Prince), Jimmy Edwards (The King), Robin Palmer (The Baron), Enid Lowe (The Queen), Prudence Rodney (The Crystal Fairy), Tom Merrifield (Principal Male Dancer), The Bill Shepherd Singers and 3l Dancers (Villagers, Courtiers, Ladies-in-Waiting, Huntsmen, Fairies, etc.).
[Synopsis of Scenes and Music: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Woods in Winter--"In My Own Little Corner," "A Very Special Day," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful"), Sc. 2 (The Courtyard of the King's Palace), Sc. 3 (The Village Square--"The Prince is Giving A Ball"), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Drawing Room), Sc. 5 (The Barn at the Baron's House--"Marriage Type Love"), Sc. 6 (The Sisters' Boudoir--"Stepsisters' Lament"), Sc. 7 (The King's Ante-Chamber--"Your Majesties, A List of the Bare Necessities"), Sc. 8 (The Baron's Kitchen--"When You're Driving Through The Moonlight," "A Lovely Night,' "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible"), Sc. 9 (The Land of the Crystal Fairy), Sc. 10 (The Fairies' Domain--"Waltz For A Ball"). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Ballroom--"No Other Love"), Sc. 2 (The Blue Music Room at the Balace), Sc. 3 (Outside The Palace), Sc. 4 (The Ballroom--"Ten Minutes Ago," "Gavotte," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful"), Sc. 5 (Cinderella's Journey Home), Sc. 6 (The Baron's Dining Room and Kitchen), Sc. 7 (At the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Baron's Drawing Room--"You And Me"), Sc. 9 (The Wedding Reception at the Palace).]
[This production moved to Bristol for the next season. See next entry below.]
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Bristol. December 1959 to January 1960. Produced by Harold Fielding. Director Freddie Carpenter. Designer Loudon Sainthill. Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This production is essentially Fielding's London production at the Coliseum of the previous season (see entry above for Synopsis of Scenes), with a slightly different Cast: Edith MacArthur (Fairy Godmother), Yana (Cinderella), Ted Rogers (Buttons), Jimmy Edwards (The King), Arthur Howard (Lord Chancellor), Robin Palmer (The Prince), Linda Masters (The Queen), Richard Wakeley and Ted Durante (Portia & Joy, The Ugly Sisters), Graham Squires (The Baron), Elizabeth Muscrop (The Crystal Fairy), Frank Raymond (The Duchess), Jill Love (Baby Bear), John Taylor (Leading Male Dancer). With The Bill Shepherd Singers, The Corps de Ballet, Tunis the Horse and Sooty the Donkey, and Miss Vinning and her four white Arab and Shetland Ponies.

Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. 22 December 1960 to February 1961. Book, Lyrics, and Music by Harry Bright. Directed by E. Kelland-Espinosa. Decor by Tod Kingman. Choreography by Beatrice Livesey. A Tom Arnold (for Julian Wylie) Production. This production was adapted for the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre in 1961, then Oxford in 1964, etc. See below. Cast: George Arnett (Baron Hardup), Danny La Rue & Alan Haynes (Fabrina & Marlene, Cinderella's step-sisters), Jill Westlake (Cinderella), The Three Monarchs (The Broker's Men), Lonnie Donegan (Buttons), Peter Huggett, Nick Nicholls, & Les Bennetts (Bill the Butcher, Bob the Broker, and Charlie the Candlestick-Maker -- Button's Friends), Audrey Jeans (Dandini), Terry Donovan (Prince Charming), Jennifere Burch (Fairy Godmother), Al Parker (Major Domo), Dorothy Fraser (Première Danseuse), Tolan's Ponies, The Royal Dancers and Singers.
[Synopsis: Sc. 1 (The Village of Summering), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (A Part of the Forest), Sc. 4 (The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Making of Cinderella's Gown: a) The Cobler Elves, b) The Spinning of the Threads, c) Cinderella leaves for the Ball, featuring Dorothy Fraser, Première Danseuse). Sc. 7 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Baron's Front Door), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Anti-Chamber), Sc. 12 (Prince Charming's Winter Palace), Sc. 13 (The Music Room at Hardup Hall), Sc. 14 (The Wedding Reception).]
Cinderella. Victoria Palace, London. Opened 23 December 1960. 101 performances. Produced by Harold Fielding. Adaptation by Don Driver. Directed by Freddie Carpenter. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Settings and Costumes by Loudon Sainthill. Lighting by Michael Northen. Choreography by Tommy Lindsen. Musical Director, Bobby Howell. Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Ronnie Hammer. Choral arrangements by Bill Shepherd. Additional material by Ronnie Wolfe. Cast: Janet Waters (Cinderella), Bill Newman (The Prince), Ted Rogers (Buttons), Joan Heal (Fairy Godmother), Richard Wakeley (Portia), Jimmy Edwards (The King), Betty Bowdon (The Queen), Graham Squire (Dandini), Ted Durante (Joy), Gillian Lynne (The Crystal Fairy), Arthur Howard (Lord Chamberlain), Maryon Leslie (Baby Bear), Frank Raymond (Flunkey), Tom Merrifield (Principal Male Dancer), The Bill Shepherd Singers.
[For American productions of Driver's adaptation see Musicals, 1961 ff. below.]
Cinderella. Players' Theatre, London. 19 December 1961 to January 1962. Script by Henry J. Byron, adapted by Archie Harrington, with additional dialogue and lyrics by John Heawood. Directed by Don Gemmell. Production design by Reginald Wooley. Cast: Sydonie Platt (Cinderella), Katy Sadler (Prince Poppetti), John Rutland (Buttoni/Clown), Stella Moray (Dandini), Tony Sympson (Baron Balderdash/Pantaloon), Margaret Ashton (Fairy Queen), John Heawood (Clorinda), Brian Blades (Thisbe), Wendy Harper (Harebell), Mary Coulson (Honeydew), Anne Asprey (Foxglove), Wendy McClure, Delia Corrie (Pages), Barrie Wilkinson (Harlequin), Robin Haig (Columbine/Eglantine), Anne Asprey, Wendy Barker, Mary Coulson (Her Confidantes), Bill Duthie (Toff).

Cinderella. Hippodrome, Birmingham. 25 December to mid January 1962. Book, Lyrics, and Music by Harry Bright. Adapted and directed by E. Kelland-Espinosa. A Tom Arnold & Emile Little Production. This production was revived in Oxford, 1964. See below. Cast: George Arnett (Baron Hardup), Danny La Rue & Alan Haynes (Fabrina & Marlene, the Step-sisters), Jill Westlake (Cinderella), The Three Monarchs (The Broker's Men), Lonnie Donegan (Buttons) Petter Huggett, Pet Appleby, & Les Bennetts (Bill the Butcher, Bob the Baker, & Charlie the Candlestick-Maker, Button's Friends), Audrey Jeans (Dandini), Terry Donovan (Prince Charming), June Powell (Fairy Godmother), John Brennan (Major Domo (Barbara Chambers (Première Danseuse), Tolan's Ponies, and The Hippodrome Dancers & Singers.
[Synopsis: Sc. 1 (The Village of Summering), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (A Part of the Forest), Sc. 4 (The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Making of Cinderella's Gown: a) The Cobbler Elves, b) The Spinning of the Threads, c) Cinderella leaves for the Ball, featuring Barbara Chambers, Primière Danseuse). Sc. 7 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Baron's Front Door), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Anti-Chamber), Sc. 12 (Prince Charming's Winter Palace), Sc. 13 (On the Terrace), Sc. 14 (The Wedding Reception).]
Cinderella. Golder's Green Hippodrome, London. Opened 26 December 1961 to mid-January 1962. Written by Emile Littler. Music and Lyrics by Hastings Man. Dir. by Jack Hylton and Emile Littler. Scenery and Costumes by Doris Zinkeisen. Dances arranged by Mildred Turner. Orchestra dir. by Van Dam. Produced by Marjorie Ristori. Cast: Terry Wall (Father Time), Jean Ramsey (Fairy Godmother), Christine Taylor (Dandini), Dawkes and Webb (Dizzie and Lizzie), Bert Platt (Baron Hardup), Elizabeth Larner (Prince Charming), Arthur Askey (Buttons), Erica Yorke (Cinderella), Billy Nelson, Billy Morris, Chuck O'Neil (Flip, Flap, & Flop). The Terry Children. Emile Littler's Young Ladies. The Normandy Singers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Once Upon a Time. Sc. 1 (A Glade in the Magic Wood), Sc. 2 (Outside Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 3 (The Dining Room), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 5 (Dressing for the Ball), Sc. 6 (On the Way to the Ball). Sc. 7 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (The Baron's Drawing Room), Sc. 10 (On the Way Home), Sc. 11 (The Palace Yard), Sc. 12 (The Picture Gallery), Sc. 13 (The Palace of Dreams). Musical Numbers: Part I: "Dawn in Breaking" (Company). "Everybody Loves a Lover" (Dandini), "Nice and Easy" (Baron & Ugly Sisters), "Zing" (Children), "Blue Horizon" (Prince), "I Love Cinderella" (Buttons), "Where You Are" (Prince & Cinderella), "At the Royal Ball" (Company), "Lily of Laguna" (Broker's Men), "Side by Side" (Buttons & Baron), "They'll Never Believe Me" (Prince), "Richmond Hill" (Buttons & Cinderella), "Preparing for the Ball" (Ballet). Part II: "We've Been Invited to the Ball" (Company), "Ladies of Court" (Company), "Musical A.B.C." (Company), "How Wonderful to Know" (Cinderella & Prince), "Invitation to the Waltz" (Broker's Men), "Will You Remember" (Cinderella), "Soldiers of the Queen" (Prince), "I Love Cinderella" (Buttons), "Charleston" (Company), Finale.]
Cinderella: A New Pantomime. Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Vanburgh Theatre, London. 16th production of 33 shows for the 1962 season. Book by Piers Stephens. Lyrics by Michael Ashton. Music by Ed Coleman. Directed by Michael Ashton. Cast:Geoffrey Hutchings (Ada Gulbenkian, an impoverished Baroness): Howard Lever and David Burnell (Dusty & Dingy, her unmarried daughters); David Mogck (Butch, her companion); Nidal Ashkar (Mrs. Dampers, her housekeeper), Maurice Peckman (ffierce, her aged butler), Bernard Hopkins (Buttons, her boots); Leonie Forbes (Cinderella, her maid of all work). Pam Ruddock (The Dowager Queen): Michael Latimer (Prince Charlemagne, her son, known as Charming); Carol Cleveland (Princess Dandini, her daughter), Christopher Bidmead (Count Christian, aide to Prince Charming), Ilse Store (Anastasia, a lady in waiting), Auriol Murray Hill (Melisande, another). Patrick Mower (Prince Rupert, step-brother to Prince Charming): Stephen Yardley (Count Pagan, his aide), Sami Nouri (Golightly, his bodyguard). Janet McIntire (The Fairy Queen): Vanessa Hill (Tipples, her cat); Ilse Store, Pam Ruddock, & Hege Rohde (Look, Move, & Speak, her au pair fairies). Curt Dawson (Harlequin), Carol Cleveland (Columbine).
[Musical Numbers: Act One: Once Upon a Time (Cinderella), Sisters (Dusty & Dingy), I Found Love (Cinderella), Anywhere You Are (Dandini and Christian), Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! (Pagan & the Company), I Would Have Told Her (Buttons), Simple Arithmetic (Cinderella, Buttons, & Tipples), It's Traditional (The Fairy Queen, Rupert, & the Company). Act Two: I Found Love (reprise, Cinderella), A Clean Sheet (Rupert, Pagan, ffierce, & Golightly), With You (Dandini & Christian), Sisters (reprise, Dusty & Dingy), Every Time a Flower Grows (The Fairy Queen), Pussy Cat (Buttons & Tipples), In Love with a Stranger (Cinderella), I Remember (The Dowager Queen), My Special Love (Cinderella & Prince Charming), It's Traditional (reprise, Cinderella & the Company), I Would Have Told Her (reprise, Buttons).]
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre. 22 December 1962 to January 1963. Presented by The Peter Haddon Company. Produced by William Roberton. Choreography by Rita King. Arthur Lane Production Manager. Orchestra dir. Robert Probst. Cast: Angela Easterling (Fairy Godmother), Keith Ashley (Demon King), Jasmine Dee (Dandini), Terry Donovan (Prince Charming), Arthur Lane (Baron Hardup), Fred Desmond and Jack Marks (Copem & Snatchem, The Brokers' Men), Barri Chatt and Terri Gardener (Orbit & Satellite, The Ugly Sisters), Hughie Green, Host of TV's "Double Your Money" (Buttons), John Page (Long John), Tricia Money (Cinderella), Nancy Roberts from TV's "Double Your Money" (Nancy), Ronald Wayne (Major Domo), Julie De Marco (Julie), Vic Hallums (Willie the Ghillie). The Imperial Four, The King Dancers, The Barbara Lynn Juveniles. Cinderella's coach drawn by Midget and Magic, ponies from the Coombe Hill Stables.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Overture by Robert Probst. Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (A Country Lane), Sc. 3 (The Courtyard), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Backdoor), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Fairy Glen). Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (An Ante Room in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ballroom), Sc. 10 (On the Way Home), Sc. 11 (The Haunted Manor, designed by Anthony Purvis), Sc. 12 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 13 (Buttons invites you to Double Your Money), Sc. 14 (The Palace).]
Cinderella. Kings Theatre, Southsea. Wed. 26 December. 1963 to mid-February 1964. Produced by Bill Roberton. Choreography by Rita King. Cast: Janine Cordell (Fairy Godmother), Michael henry (Demon King), Brenda Pitt (Dandini), Sylvia Norman (Prince Charming), Kenneth Henry (Baron Hardup), Fred Desmond (Snatchem), Jack Marks (Copem), Barri Chjatt (Orbit), Terri Gardner (Satellite), Hughie Green (Buttons), Sally Ann Shaw (Cinderella), Barbara Roscoe (Barbara), Michael Henry (Major Domo), Julie De Marco (Julie), Vic Hallums (Willie the Chillie). The King Dancers. The Butler-Horner Juveniles.
[Synopsis: Overture (Charles Henry and the Orchestra), Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (A Country Lane), Sc. 3 (The Courtyard), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Backdoor), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Fairy Glen). Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (An Ante Room in the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Ballroom), Sc. 10 (On the Way Home), Sc. 11 (The Haunted Manor), Sc. 12 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 13 (Buttons invites you to Double Your Money), Sc. 14 (The Palace).]
Cinderella. Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon. 24 December 1964 to January 1965. An entirely new version by Taylor Walker. Dir. Frances Nelson. Musical director Malcolm Sircom. Choreography by Shelagh Dey. Cast: Bernard Lloyd (Prince Charming), John Tyrrel (Dandini), William Wilde (Lord Chamberlain), Christine Wright (Crumb, a page), Patricia de Dulin (Fairy Godmother and Principal Dancer), Roger Jacombs (Bad Fairy), Anthony Dawes (Buttercup), Dudley Jones (Daisy, her sister), Roger Jacombs and Euan Felton (George, a horse), John Slater (Buttons), David Manners (Bonzo, his dog), Lesley Portlock (Cinderella), Roy Skelton (Baron Hardup, her step-father), Anthony Collin and Alec Bregonzi (Alf and Bert, the Broker's Men). Footmen, Coachmen, Flunkeys, etc; and Dancers, Villagers, and Guests at the Ball.
[Synopsis of Scenes and Music: Act 1: Sc. 1 (The Forest - "Today's the Day," by Malcolm Sircom), Sc. 2 (Another part of the Forest - "Over the Rainbow," by E.Y. Harborg & Harold Arlen), Sc. 3 (A corrodir in Hardup Hall - "We're a Couple of Swells," by Irving Berlin), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall - "Home Cooking," by Jay Livingstone & Ray Evans, and "Till There Was You," by Meredith Willson), Sc. 5 (A corridor in Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (The Sisters' Boudoir - "Sisters," by Irving Berlin), Sc. 7 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall - "Don't Laugh at Me," by Wisdom and Tremayne, and "Mr. Jones," by Rodgers and Hammerstein). Act 2: Sc. 1 (Outside the Palace Gardens - "Tonight," by Leonard Bernstein), Sc. 2 (The Palace Gates - "Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?" by Noel Coward, and "I'll Follow My Secret Heart," by Noel Coward), Sc. 3 (The Ballroom at Knockingham Palace - Duet, by Malcolm Sircom, and "On the Street Where You Live," by Lerner and Lowe), Sc. 4 (Outside the Palace Gardens - "It's A Hard Day's Night," by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," by Johnny Marks), Sc. 5 (The Village of Pretty Skint), Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gardens), Sc. 7 (The Village of Pretty Skint - "Me and My Girl," by Noel Gay, and "Don't Laught At Me" [Reprise], by Wisdom and Tremayne), Sc. 8 (A corridor in Hardup Hall - "I'm Glad I'm Not Young," by Lerner and Lowe, and "I'm Going to Make My Life Worth Living," by Don Nicholl and Peter Hart), Sc. 9 (The Palace of Porcelaine).]
Cinderella. New Theatre, Oxford. 26 December 1964 to end of January 1965. Book, Lyrics & Music by Harry Bright. Choreography by Bridge Espinosa. Julian Wylie Productions Ltd's Cinderella Co. Cast: George Arnett (Baron Hardup), Danny La Rue and Alan Haynes (Fabrina & Marlene, Cinderella's stepsisters), Tracy Rogers (Cinderella), Jack Douglas (Broker's Man), Des O'Connor (Buttons), Yana (Dandini, Valet to Prince Charming), Erica Yorke (Prince Charming), Camilla Powell (Premiere Danseuse), David Rigby (Major Domo). Tolan's Ponies. Derek Taverner Singers. The Royal Dancers. Vera Legge Children.
[Synopsis: Part I: The Village of Summering, Outside Hardup Hall, A Part of the Forest, The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir, The Baron's Kitchen, The Making of Cinderella's Gown: a) The Cobbler Elves; b) The Spinning of the Threads; c) Cinderella leaves for the Ball. Part II: Outside the Palace, The Prince's Ballroom, On the Way Home, The Baron's Front Door, The Baron's Ante-chamber, Prince Charming's Winter Palace, On the Terrace, The Wedding Reception.]
Cinderella. Golder's Green Hippodrome, London. 24 December 1965 to January 1966. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Harry Bright. Directed by Jeffrey Choyce. Cast: Veronica Page (Cinderella), Erica Yorke (Prince Charming), Dickie Henderson (Buttons), Camilla Powell (Fairy Godmother), Patricia Kilgariff (Dandini), Lionel Murtin (Baron Hardup), Danny La Rue (Fabrina), Alan Haynes (Marlene), Alan Barnes (The Bailiff/Major Domo), Wendy Cameron (Premiere Danseuse).

Cinderella. London Palladium. 20 December 1966 to January 1967. Produced by Leslie A. Macdonnell and Leslie Grade, in association with Bernard Delfont. Directed by Albert J. Knight. Book by David Croft. Music and Lyrics by The Shadows. Choreography by Pamela Davis. Decor by Tod Kingman. Costumes by Cynthia Tingey. Cast: Bill Tasker (The Town Crier), Jack Douglas (Baron Hardup), Pippa Steel (Cinderella), Cliff Richard (Buttons), Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd (Teresa and Eunic, Cinders' Step-Sisters), Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, John Rostill, Brian Bennett (The Broker's Men as played by The Shadows), Bill Tasker (The Vicar of Stoneybroke), Peter Gilmore (The Prince), Tudor Davies (Dandini), Patricia Merrin (Cinderella's Guardian Fairy), Jack Francois (The Major-Domo), Avril Yarrow (Mistress Maybelle), Jack Francois (The Inn-Keeper), The Bel Canto Singers (Footmen), The Aida Foster Children (Pages). Speciality by The Adorable Tanya.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Once Upon a Time, The Town of Stoneybroke, The Courtyard of Stoneybroke Hall, The Library of Stoneybroke Hall, The Forest, Meanwhile at the Palace The Prince Receives a Present, The Library, The Sisters' Boudoir, The Library, A Ballet for All Seasons: Spring featuring Susan Lamb, Summer featuring Zilpha Beckett, Autumn featuring TheShadows and Dancers Regina Weston &Ettienne Pettiford, Winter featuring Patricia Merrin. Tableaux: Cinderella Goes to the Ball featuring The Crystal Coach, The Douglas George Ponies, and the Ensemble. Act Two: Entrance to the Royal Palace, The Ballroom of the Palace, Cinderella's Flight, On the Way Home, The Inn, The Search for Princess Crystal, The Library, The Prince's Reception--The Gardens of the Palace. Musical Numbers: "Welcome to Stoneybroke," "Why Wasn't I Born Rich" (Buttons), "Where Can My Man Be" (Ugly Sisters), "Peace & Quiet" (Buttons), "The Flyder and the Spy" (The Broker's Men), "Poverty" (Butons, Broker's Men & Baron), "The Hunt" (Prince), "In the Country" (Buttons), "Come Sunday" (Buttons), "Dare I Love Him" (Cinderella", "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Buttons & Cinderella), "Ballet Themes: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Tableaux, "At the King's Palace" (Footmen), "Waltz Theme" (Ensemble), "The Cossack Number" (Buttons & Broker's Men), "Peace & Quiet" (Reprise by Buttons & Broker's Men), "Gavotte" (Prince, Cinderella, & Ensemble), "She Needs Him More Than Me" (Buttons & Broker's Men), "Hey Doctor Man" (Buttons & Broker's Men), "Finale Theme" (Full Company).
[A gala benefit performance in aid of Jewish Child's Day of this production was held on Dec. 22.]
Cinderella. King's Theatre, Southsea, UK. 24 December 1966 to 4 February 1967. Devised and Produced by Arthur Lane. Choreography by Rita King. Musical Director Jack Walker.Cast: Mitzi Maguire (Dandini), Craig Douglas (Prince Charming), Herbert Hare (Baron Hardup), Terri Gardener and Reg Dixon (The Ugly Sisters), Tommy Trinder (Buttons), Juel Morrell (Cinderella), Pat Cottrell (Fairy Godmother. Speciality by Graham and Shack. The King Dancers and Corps de Ballet, Cinderella's Coach and Team of Ponies supplied by Douglas George.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (A Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (Near the Baron's Castle), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Courtyard), Sc. 4 (A Corridor in the Castle), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen), Sc. 6 (On the Way to Fairyland), Sc. 7 (The Fairy Glade). Sc. 8 (The Palace Gate), Sc. 9 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 10 (On the way Home), Sc. 11 (The Haunted Room), Sc. 12 (A Room in the Castle), Sc. 13 (The Palace of Dreams Come True).]
Cinderella. Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, UK. December 1966 to 18 March 1967. A new script by Pauline Grant. Directed by David Kennington. Choreography by Pearl Gaden. Costumes by Anthony Holland. Decor by Robert Weaver. Alhambra Theatre Orchestra directed by Arthur Furby. Cast: Larry Fabian (Dandini), John Larsen (Prince Charming), Ruth Evans (Cinderella), Derek Dene (Buttons), Kathleen West and Betty Jumel (Petunia & Priscilla, the step-daughters), Freddie Frinton (Baron Hardup), Rosemary Lynford (Fairy Godmother), Freddie Stevens (Chamberlain),Sue Garcia (Baroness Nonesuch), April Daye (Lady Cracken-Tackle), Anita Stapleton (Lady Plushworthy), Delia Escombe (Princess from the West), Wei-Wei-Wong (Princess from the East), Sue Garcia (Blackamoor). The Derek Taverner Singers (Corps de Ballet). The Famous Sunbeams (4 white ponies).
[Synopsis: Act One: Invitation to the Ball, The Hunt in the Royal Forest, Castle Town High Street, The Kitchen in Stoneybroke Hall, Cinderella's Drive to the Ball (Film Sequence: Lotte Reiniger), The Ball at the Royal Palace: Ballet: The Prince's Choice (Music by Weber): The Princess from the East (Wei-Wei-Wong), The Blackamoor (Sue Garcia), The Princess from the West (Delia Escombe), The Princess Crystal (Cinderella). Act II: The Way Back from the Ball, The Bedroom of the Ugly Sisters, The Long Gallery at Stoneybroke Hall, Baron Hardup's Banquet, The Long Gallery at Stoneybroke Hall, The Royal Wedding Day.]
Cinderella. Islington Town Hall, Islington. Spring, 1967. A King-Shaw Production. Book by Chris Shaw and Arthur Oates. Choreography by Paul Reford. Costumes by Storme of London. Cast: Chris Shaw (Prince), Chubby Oates (Fairy Queen), Chris Sheen (Cinderella), Barri Chatt (Dandini), Michael Balfour (Baron Hardup), Terry Bartlett & Douglas Harris (Elizabeth and Margaret, the Ugly Sisters), Ricky Page (Buttons), The Camp de Ballet, with Paul Reford, Principal Dancer.
Synopsis: Sc. 1 (A Glade in the Forest), Sc. 2 (The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 3 (Fairy Land), Sc. 4 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 5 (The Hall at the Towers), Sc. 6 (The Grand Reception Hall). [This production was part of A Night at the Music Hall, with Peter King as genial chairman, sing along with accordion virtuoso Bob Barr, Manley and Austin (Music Hall's knock-about favourites) and Terry Day's "Two Ton" of fun. After the interval, the Cinderella performance.]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. 22 December 1967 to February 1968. Written by Phil Park. Presented by Tom Arnold & Bernard Delfont. Produced by Charles King. Choreography by Jackie Griffiths. Orchestra conducted by Sydney Sharpe. Cast: George Barnes (Baron Hardup), Janet Bailey (Cinderella), Gary Grande and David Mars (Gertrude & Marcia, the Ugly Sisters), Bernie Winters (Bernie), Mike Winters (Mike), Jenny Wren (Prince Charming), Bette Gilmore (Dandini), Lynn Forde (Fairy Godmother and Premiere Danseuse), Allan Barnes (Major Domo). The Bel Canto Singers. The Royal Dancers. The Douglas George Ponies.
[Synopsis: Act I: Sc. 1. (The Village of Dingleton), Sc. 2 (Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 3 (A Part of the Forest), Sc. 4 (Stoneybroke Hall), Sc. 5 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 6 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 7 (The Making of Cinderella's Gown: a. The Cobbler Elves; b. The Spinning of the Threads; c. Cinderella leaves for the Ball). Act II: Sc. 8 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 10 (The Way Home), Sc. 11 (Another Part of the Forest), Sc. 12 (The Chase), Sc. 13 (The Baron's Ante-Chamber), Sc. 14 (The Wedding Reception).]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Brighton. UK. 22 December 1967 to January 1968. Audrey Lupton and Arthur Lane for Gerald Bourne Productions. Production supervised by Arthur Lane. Directed by Alec Myles. Book by Bill Roberton. Choreography by Rita King. Stage Manager Alec Myles. Wardrobe, Dorothy Beeney. Musical Director, Monia Liter. Robert Probst Orchestra. Cast: Mitzi Maguire (Dandini), Craig Douglas (Prince Charming), Bill Pertwee (Baron Hardup), Barry Howard & Ricky Renee (The Ugly Sisters), Norman Vaughan (Buttons), Paula Hendrix (Cinderella), Susan Markwell (Fairy Godmother). The King Dancers. Ponies sukpplied by Douglas George. Specialities by Norman Vaughan, Ricky Renee, and Pierre Picton and his Trick Car.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (A Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (Near the Baron's Castle), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Courtyard), Sc. 4 (A Corridor in the Castle), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen), Sc. 6 (On the way to Fairyland), Sc. 7 (The Fairy Glade). Sc. 8 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 9 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 10 (On the Way Home), Sc. 11 (The Baron's Bedroom), Sc. 12 (A Room in the Castle), Sc. 13 (The Palace of Dreams Come True).]
Cinderella. New Theatre, Cardiff. February to March 1968. Adapted with lyrics by Dandy Page, director and producer. Choreography by Dizzy Leslie. Musical Director Derek Cox. Stage Director David Colwill. Wardrobe Mistress Audrey Skinner. With thanks to Derek Salberg of Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, for permission to use the musical version of "Trying on the Slipper." Cast: Yvonne Edgell (The Wanderer), Noelle Finch (Dandini), Barrie chatt and Terri Gardner (Anastasia and Primrose, the Baron's Elder Daughters), Johnny Steward (Baron Stoneybroke), Sheila Southern (Cinderella, the Baron's youngest daughter), "Monsewer" Eddie Gray and Charlie Naughton (Box and Cox the Broker's Men), Lesley King (Prince Charming), Kenny Cantor (Buttons the Boy of all work), Yvonne Edgell (Fairy Goodheart), Ron Wayne's Merry Four [Frank Desmond, Doug Nottage, Mike Larney, Don Page] (The Prince's Followers), Dizzy Leslie's Manhattan Dancers (the Villagers). Cinderella's coach and team of ponies supplied by Douglas George.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue, Sc. 1 (The Village), Sc. 2 (Outside the Bakery), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Nursery), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 5 (Outside the Prince's Palace), Sc. 6 (Cinderella's Transformation), Sc. 7 (The fun Fair), Sc. 8 (On the Way to the Ball), Sc.9 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 10 (The Prince's Palace), Sc. 11 (On the Terrace), Sc. 12 (The Wedding Day).]
Cinderella. Players' Theatre, London. 20 December 1968 to January 1969. Produced by the Players' Theatre. Book by H. J. Byron, adapted by Denis Martin. Scenery by Reginald Hanson. Dances and musical numbers staged by Doreen Hermitage. Musical arrangements by Geoffrey Brawn. Stage Managers David Jonathan Gatrell and Philip Mayer. Cast: Frances Barlow (Corella), Keith Jones (Prince Edward Burgundi), Kim Grant (Mick Buttons), Alec Bregonzi (Edmundo Dandini), Brian Blades (Baron O'Leary), Josephine Gordon (Goner O'Leary), Barbara Miller (Regan O'Leary), James Bree (Paddy), Dudley Stevens (Shamus), Joan Sterndale Bennett (Fairy O'Lympia), Eleanor McCready (Fairy Randidá), Jenny Wren (Fairy Lilyborda), Diane Grayson (Fairy Chatterina), Clifton Todd (Lord Curandi), Dinny Jones, Lorraine Todd, Larry Drew (Courtiers/Footmen).

Cinderella. Hippodrome, Bristol. 24 December 1968 to 3 March 1969. Tom Arnold & Bernard Delfont Presentation. Devised and Directed by Pauline Grant. Decor by Robert Weaver. Costumes by Anthony Holland. Choreography by Pauline Grant. Cast: Brian Hills (Dandini), Noel Crowder (Baron Hardup), Carol Doree (Fairy Godmother), Eric Flynn (H.R.H. Prince Charming), Roy Ashby (Chamberlain), Wendy Lukins (Baroness Nonsuch), Stella Moray & Avril Angers (Ann-Ann and Chi-Chi, Stepdaughters of Baron Hardup), Mike and Bernie Winters (The Bailiff and Buttons), Holly Doone (Cinderella), Wendy Lukins (Princess from the East), Tessa Jarvis (Princess from the West), Ileen Bates (Blackamoor), Roy Ashby (The Guardian from the West). The Derek Taverner Singers. Douglas George Ponies. The Bristol Babes. The Hippodrome Corps-De-Ballet.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Time: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Act One: Sc. 1 (The Hunt in the Royal Forest), Sc. 2 (Castletown High Street), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen in Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Wrong End of the Rainbow), Sc. 5 (The Ball at the Royal Palace). Act Two: Sc. 6 (The Way Back from the Ball), Sc. 7 (The Bedroom of the Ugly Sisters), Sc. 8 (The Long Gallery in Hardup Hall), Sc. 9 (The Prince's Search for the Slipper), Sc. 10 (The Long Gallery in Hardup Hall), Sc. 11 (Happy Ever After), Sc. 12 (The Royal Wedding Day).]
Cinderella. Malvern Festival Theatre, Malvern, Worcestershire. 26 December 1968 to 11 January 1969. Produced by Billy Wells and Don Ellis. Script by Joseph Holroyd. Choreography by Betty Pattison, Musical Direction by Cecil Rhodes. Company Manager Paul Denver. Cast: Gale Robertson Browne (Fairy Godmother), Jill Rogers (Dandini), Paddy Davies (Prince Charming), Paul Denver and Jon Bray (Ringo and Bingo, The Broker's Men), Eddie Read (Baron Hardup), Kay Colman (Cinderella), Don Ellis (Buttons), Billy Wlls and Bobbie Kent (Buttercup and Daisy, The Wicked Sisters), Huntsmen, Courtiers, and Corps De Ballet. Douglas George Fairy Ponies and Coach.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (Malvern Woods), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Study), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen), Sc. 4 (On the Way to Fairyland), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Glen). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Royal Ball), Sc. 8 (On the Way Home), Sc. 9 (Cinderella's Attic), Sc. 10 (A Room in the Baronial Hall), Sc. 11 (Singalong with Buttons), Sc. 12 (The Wedding).]
Cinderella. Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. 24 December 1969 to 24 January 1970. Presentation by Derek Salberg in association with Leslie Grade. Produced by Frank Adey. Book and Lyrics by Joan Benyon and Henry Marshall. Ballets and Ensembles arranged by Carol Hinsley. Scenery by Kenneth Turner. Dresses by Joan. Wardrobe by Eric Laight. Ted Roger's musical arrangement by Colin Norman. Orchestra Conducted by Byron Brooke.Cast: Noelle Finch (Dandini), Marion Grimaldi (Prince Charming), Charlie Steward (Baron Hardup), George Raymonde & Tommy Rose (Daisy & Buttercup), Jimmy & Brian Patton (The Broker's Men), Jean Bayless (Cinderella), Elisabeth Wade (Fairy Godmother), Ted Rogers (Buttons), Eugene's Famous Flying Ballet, dir. Derek Botell. Alan Peter O'Brien, Tim Harden-Taylor, Kenneth Young (Footmen, Huntsmen, etc.). Maureen Nash (Head Girl), Julie Carr, Annabel Hosler, Charlotte Job, Jennie Jones, Elizabeth Lashmore, May Lenton, Mavis Linter, Pamela Reynolds, Maxine Sharpe, Jackie Sonnex, Jane Wood (Villagers, Members of the Hunt, Fairies, etc.). George Lilliput Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (Boudoir), Sc. 4 (Kitchen), Sc. 5 (Fairyland). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 7 (Ballroom), Sc. 8 (Baron's Back Door), Sc. 9 (Bathroom, featuring Currie's Comedy Bathroom), Sc. 10 (Village of Stoneybroke), Sc. 11 (Village Park), Sc. 12 (The Reception Hall)].
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre. London, S.W. 24 December 1970 to late January 1971. Presented by Bernard Delfont for Tom Arnold. Choreography by Michael Tye-Walker. Decor by Robert Weaver. Costumes by Anthony Holland and R. St. John Roper. Orchestra dir. by Robert Probst. Cast: Jenry Wren (Dandini), Elizabeth Larner (H.R.H. Prince Charming), John Inman and Barry Howard (Lucinda and Lavinia, Stepdaughters of Baron Hardup), Clive Bennett (Baron Hardup), Roy Castle (Buttons), Josephine Palmer (Button's Friend), Stuart Anderson (Major Domo), Andee Silver (Cinderella), Annette Holt (Fairy Godmother), Stuart Anderson (Demon), Michael Tye-Walker and Corinne Duvernay (Principal Dancers), The Derek Taverner Singers, Douglas Cavill Ponies, Betty Algar Babes, Franklyn and His Doves, Corps de Ballet.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act I: Sc. 1 (The Hunt in the Royal Forest), Sc. 2 (Outside the Baronial Hall), Sc. 3 (The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 4 (The Court Entertainer), Sc. 5 (Kitchen in Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (The Fairy Glade). Act II: Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (The Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 11 (Happy Ever After).]
Cinderella. London Palladium. 21 December 1971 to January 1972. Presented by Louis Benjamin & Leslie Grade. Devised and Produced by Albert J. Knight. Book by Phil Park, with additional scenes by Brian Blackburn, Barry Cryer, Dave Freeman, and Spike Millins. Decor by Tod Kingman. Costumes by Cynthia Tingey. Choreography by Tommy Shaw. London Palladium Orchestra conducted by Robert Lowe. Cast: Dorothy Dampier (Fairy Godmother), Bill Tasker (The Town Crier), The Patton Brothers (The Broker's Men), David Kossoff (Baron Hardup), Terry Scott and Julian Orchard (Teresa and Julia Hardup, the Ugly Sisters), Clodagh Rodgers (Cinderella), Ronnie Corbett (Buttons), Malcolm Roberts (Prince), Brian Hills (Dandini, the Prince's Equerry), Georgia Jee (Mistress Maybelle), Bill Tasker (Old Man), Bertie Hare (Major Domo), Tommy Merrifield and Jilly Coram (Principal Dancers, and Townspeople, Courtiers, Footmen, Sprites and Pages played by The Tommy Shaw Dancers, The Bel Canto Singers, and The Peggy O'Farrell Children. With the Douglas George Ponies. Specialities by The Wychwoods.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Once Upon a Time (The Prologue), A Small Town, The Side Entrance of the Baron's House, The Forest, Salon in the Prince's Palace featuring the Wychwoods, The Library of the Baron's House, The Sister's Boudoir, Cinderella's Kitchen, The Land of Enchantment [a. Cinderella's Magic Garden; b. The Sprites' Workshop in the Magic Glade; c. The Flower Ballet; d. The Old Men of the Forest; e. The Flower Clock featuring Tommy Merrifield and Jilly Coram; f. The Land of Crystal], Cinderella Goes to the Ball, with the Crystal Coach and the Douglas George Ponies. Act Two: The Reception Salon of the Palace, The Warning, The Royal Ball in the Palace, Cinderella's Flight, The Kitchen, Acrobatic Plastique, Way Home from the Ball, Room at the Inn, The Search for the Princess Crystal, The Library of the Baron's House, The Land of You Know Where, The Prince's Reception.]
[This production, with many of the same cast members but under new direction, moved to the Hippodrome, Bristol from 5 February 1973 onwards. See below.]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Nottingham. 24 December 1971 to March 1972. Devised and Produced by Charles King. Choreogrpahy by Rae Landor. Costumes by Anthony Holland and R. St. John Roper. Theatre Royal Orchestra dir. by Gwyn Davies. Stage Manager Allan Barnes. Wardrobe Mistress Sue Bachelor. Cast: Trudi Van Doorn (Dandini), Pauline Whitaker (H.R.H Prince Charming), Alan Haynes and Tommy Osborne (Myrtle and Mavis, stepdaughters of the Baron), Arthur Askey (Baron Hardup), Dickie Henderson (Buttons), Allan Barnes (Major Domo), Maggie Vickers (Cinderella), Nina Caie (Fairy Godmother). The Derek Taverner Singers. Douglas Cavill Ponies. Sheila Tozer Children.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Hunt in the Royal Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen in Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (The Gossamer Glade: a. A Parisian Garden; b. The Fairy Castle). Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (The Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Haunted Inn), Sc. 11 (The Quest for Princess Crystal), Sc. 12 (The Chase Back), Sc. 13 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 14 (Happy Ever After).]
Cinderella. Birmingham Hippodrome. 23 December 1972 to February 1973. Devised and Produced by Charles King. Staged by Jeffrey Choyce. Choreography by Rae Landor. Costumes by Anthony Holland and R. St. John Roper. Cast: Trudi Van Doorn (Dandini), Pauline Whitaker (Prince Charming), Alan Haynes and Tommy Osborne (Myrtle and Mavis, the Step-daughters), Arthur Askey (Baron Hardup), William Redmond (Major Domo), Dickie Henderson (Buttons), Maggie Vickers (Cinderella), Sheila Melvin (Fairy Godmother) , The Derek Taverner Singers, Douglas George Ponies, Betty Fox Babes.
[Synopsis: Act 1: Sc. 1 (The Hunt in the Royal Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 3 (The Ugly Sisters; Boudoir), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen in Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (Ballet of the Seasons). Act 2: Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (The Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Haunted Inn), Sc. 11 (The Search for Princess Crystal), Sc. 12 (The Chase Back), Sc. 13 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 14 (Happy Ever After).]
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Bristol. 5 February 1973. Directed by Dick Hurran. Choreography by Roy Pannell. Book by Phil Park. Comedy scenes by Bryan Blackburn, Barry Cryer, & Spike Mullins. Costumes by Cynthia Tingey. Cast: Dorothy Dampier (Fairy Godmother), Michael Burgess (Town Crier), Patton Brothers (Broker's Men), Charlie Stewart (Baron Hardup), John Inman and Barry Howard (Lucinda and Lavinia, the Ugly Sisters), Glodagh Rodgers (Cinderella), Ronnie Corbett (Buttons), Tony Adams (The Prince), Wil Stirling (Dandini, the Prince's Equerry), Mandy Cole (Mistress Maybelle), Jon Perrin (Major Domo) Valerie Sanders and Peter Loury (Principal Dancers) Roy Pannell Dancers (Townspeople), Royal Singers (Courtiers), Children of Bristol School of Dancing (Footmen, Sprites, and Pages). Cherie and Annette Barnett, Douglas George Ponies, Eugene's Flying Ballet, the Hippodrome Orchestra under direction of Sidney Sharpe.
[Synopsis. Act One: Once Upon a Time (The Prologue), Our Story Begins in a Small Town, The Side Entrance of the Baron's House, The Forest, A Corridor in the Baron's House, A Reception for Cenderella, The Ugly Sisters' Boudoir, Outskirts ofthe Forest, Cinderella's Kitchen, The Land of Enchantment, Cinderella Goes to the Ball. Act Two: The Reception Salon of the Palace, The Warning, The Royal Ball in the Palace, Cinderella's Flight, Acrobatic Plastique, A Corner of the Kitchen, Romance in Porcelain, Way Home from the Ball, The Search for the Princess Crystal, A Corridor in the Baron's House, The Land of You Know Where, The Prince's Reception.]
Cinderella. Lewisham Concert Hall, Catford SE6 4TU. December 1973 to January 1974. Book and Original Lyrics by Bunny Baron.A Bunny Baron Production. Producer, Lisa Gaye. Choreography by Jackie Baker. Cast: Karan Simmons (Cinderella), Marion Grimaldi (Prince Charming), Hugh Lloyd (Buttons), Vic Ford & Chris Sheen (Penelope & Roberta, the Baron's Stepsisters), Barry Kent (Baron Hardup), Jackie Baker (Dandini), Sally Jones (Fairy Godmother), Bel Canto Singers (Ambassadors to the Prince), Carol Sagar (A Village Maiden) The Lisa Gaye Dancers and The Welbeck Ballet (Huntsmen, Courtiers, Villagers). Specialities by Duo Milik (Hungarian springboard artists) and Ponies from the Willow Tree Riding School.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (A Woodland Glade), Sc. 2 (A Village Street), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Grotto: The Ballet of the Seasons; The Arrival of Cinderella's Coach & Ponies). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (An Ante-Room in the Palace), Sc. 8 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 9 (On the Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 11 (The Palace).]
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre, London. 22 December 1973 to January 1974. Produced by Bernard Delfont and Richard M. Mills, for Tom Arnold and Bernard Delfont Enterprises, Ltd. Directed by Jeffrey Choyce. Assisted and choreographed by Roy Pennell. Decor by Tod Kingman. Special material for David Nixon and Basil Brush written by George Martin. Musical Conductor, Robert Probst. Cast: Rita Phillips (Cinderella), Terry Mitchell (Prince Charming), Peter Kaye (Buttons), Earl Adair (Dandini), Sula Cartier (Fairy Godmother), David Nixon (Baron Hardup), Basil Brush (Himself), Barrie Gosney (Lucinda), David Morton (Lavinia), Alistair (Baron's Servant), George Giles (Lord Chamberlain), Peter Salmon, Wendy Barrie (Principal Dancers), The Royal Dancers. The Derek Taverner Singers. Douglas Cavill Ponies. Corps de Ballet.

Cinderella. Casino Theatre [formerly & more recently The Prince Edward Theatre], Old Compton Street, London. 18 December 1974 to January 1975. Produced by Bernard Delfont and Richard M. Mills for Tom Arnold and Bernard Delfont Enterprises Ltd. Written and dir. by Frank Hauser. Staged by Dick Hurran. Musical Numbers Staged by Irving Davies. Design by Tod Kingman. Costumes by R. St. John Roper and Cynthia Tingey. Musical Director Ray Cook. Cast: Twiggy (Cinderella), Nicky Henson (Buttons), Roy Kinnear & Hugh Paddick (Valeria & Cornucopia, Ugly Sisters), John Rutland (Baron Hardup), John J. Moore (Gumble), Harry H. Corbett & Wilfrid Brambell (Ben & Badger, the Broker's Men), Betty Benfield (The Queen), Marc Urquhart (Prince Charming), Bob Hornery (Dandini), Joyce Grant (Fairy Godmother), Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Peggy O'Farrell Children, The Royal Dancers and Singers, The Douglas George Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue. Act I: Sc. 1 (he Kitchen), Sc. 2 (The Village Square), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Back Door), Sc. 4 (The Forest), Sc. 5 (A Path in the Forest), Sc. 6 (The Kitchen), Sc. 7 (The Magic Garden), Sc. 8 (The Magic Work Shop), Sc. 9 (The Land of Crystal). Act II: Sc. 1 (The Ball), Sc. 2 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Royal Garden), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Back Door), Sc. 6 (Wedding Bells).]
[Songs included Frank Hauser's "Cinderella," "Whatever It is," and "Australia." The Program includes a full page black/white photo of Twiggy with the following biography: "Twiggy was the Cinderella girl of the sixties, when she was rapidly established as the leading model of the age. In the seventies, she has graduated to screen actress and musical star and TV personality, and with this production ofCinderella she makes her stage debut. Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) was in her early teens helping a London hairdresser when she was discovered by Justin de Villeneuve, who introduced her as a model and has guided her career ever since. By the time she was 17, she was teted in London, New York and Paris. She worked on a TV commercial and this sparked ambitions to make a motion picture. Her carefully selected debut was as Poly Browne in Ken Russell's The Boy Friend, filmed at Elstree in 1971. More recently, she made her Hollywood debut in the thriller W. Since the beginning she has been in demand as a beguiling TV personality, culminating in the recent series, Twiggs, designed for her by BBC-TV. She has a busy future ahead, following the panto, with plans for TV drama, a new series and recordings."]
Cinderella. Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. 21 December 1974 to 15 February 1975. Dir. Frank Adey. Musical Dir. Ken Phillips. Choreography by Vicki Lane. Settings by Kenneth Turner. Cast: Vicki Lane (Dandini), Marie Lorraine (Prince Charming), Danny O'Dea (Daisy), Barry Howard (Buttercup), Arthur Askey (Baron Hardup), Paul & Barry Harman (Broker's Men), Dickie Henderson (Buttons), Veronica Page (Cinderella), Maggie Stride (Fairy Godmother/Old Woman). Villagers, Huntsmen, Courtiers, etc. Spectacular Flying Ballet by Hi-Fi. George's Lilliput Ponies.
[Synopsis: Part I: The Forest of Florizel, Baron Hardup's Library, Boudoir, Village Park, Palace Terrace, Kitchen, Fairyland, Departing for the Ball. Part II:Outside the Palace Gates, On the Road, Ballroom, Baron's Backdoor, Haunted House, Colonnade in the Palace, Village of Florizel, Baron Hardup's Library, Reception Hall.]
Cinderella. City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds. December 1974 to January 1975. Dir. Terry Cantor. Choreography by Dennis Lake. Costumes by Adele. Cast: Marsha Harris (Cinderella), Dave Betton (Buttons), Marc Fleming & George Raymonde (the Ugly Sisters), Dennis Lake (Baron Stoneybroke), Gerrie Raymond (Prince Charming), Red Preston (Dandini), Annette Cotton (Fairy Godmother), Colin Cresswell & Llewellyn Williams (Broker's men). The Gaeity Singers and Dancers.

Cinderella. Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 24 December 1974 to 27 January 1975. Produced and Directed by Denis Critchley. Choreography by Mavis Taberner. Musical Director Tom Steer. Wardrobe Mistress Liz Horrigan. Cast: Maggie Peacock (Fairy Godmother), Jane Terry (Dandini), Ayshea (Prince Charming), Burdon & Moran (Daisy & Buttercup), Cheryl St. Clair (Cinderella), Frank Carson (Baron), Freddie Garrity (Buttons), The Fourmost (Harpy-Luty-Fluty-Drummie). Twelve Dancers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue (The Woods Near the Palace), Sc. 1 (The Forest of Florizel), Sc. 2 (Library at Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Pantry), Sc. 4 (An Ante Chamber at the Palace), Sc. 5 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (Snowland). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 2 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Backdoor), Sc. 4 (The Village of Stoneybroke), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Stables), Sc. 6 (The Grand Finale).]
Cinderella. Greenwood Theatre, London. December 1975. Production by Charles Vance. Book by Charles Vance. Additional music by Harry Tait. Choreography by Paul Mead. Scenery by Robert Sherwood. Costumes by S. B. Watts. Musical Director, Tom McCall.Cast: Thorey Mountain (Fairy Godmother), Stacy Dorning (Cinderella), Monty Wells (Major Domo), Joan Savage (Dandini), Monica Dell (Prince Charming), William Lucas (Baron Hardup), Terri Dennis & Hugh Futcher (Tutti & Fruitie, The Ugly Sisters), Tony Maiden (Buttons), Kick Burge (Hush Puppy), Emma Bryant, Elena Gilbert, Sue Hutt, Dinah Jones, Lynn Paula, Valerie Pinn, Stella Segar, Karen Sirett and Chantilly and Charade (Villagers, Huntsmen, Courtiers, Footmen, etc.).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (On the way to Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (A passage in Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Glade). Act Two: Sc. 6 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Ballroom), Sc. 8 (On the way back from the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Village Square), Sc. 10 (Song Sheet), Sc. 11 (The Prince's Palace). Musical Numbers: Act I:Overture, "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" (Villagers), "Wishing" (Cinderella & Chorus), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Tutti & Fruitie), "It's a Great Day" (Prince Charming & Dandini), "Ten Minutes Ago" (Prince Charming & Cinderella), "Together" (Buttons & Hush Puppy), Hunting Ballet, "I Was Born With a Smile on My Face" (Dandini & Company), "I Only Have Eyes For You" (Prince Charming), "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (Cinderella & Hush Puppy),"Sisters" (Tutti & Fruitie), "Your Mother and Mine" (Buttons & Cinderella), Fairy Ballet. Act II: Rhythm (Dandini & Chorus), "For Once in My Life (Dandini), "It's Love" (Prince Charming & Cinderella), "It's a Most Unusual Day" (Cinderella & Chorus), "Love Me, Love My Dog" (Buttons & Hush Puppy), Song Sheet: Wiggley Worm (Buttons, Major Domo, & Audience), Finale: "It's a Great Life (Company).]
Cinderella. The London Palladium. 21 December 1976 to January 1977. Devised and produced by Albert J. Knight. Choreography by Pamela Devis. Book by Bryan Blackburn. Orchestral arrangements by Nick Ingeman. Costumes by Cynthia Tingey. Cast; Mary Laine (Fairy Godmother), Bill Boazman (The Town Crier), Gordon and Bunny Jay (The Broker's Men), Richard "Mr Pastry" Hearne (Baron Hardup), Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy (Mildred and Georgina Hardup, the Step-sisters), Fiona Fullerton (Cinderella), Richard O'Sullivan (Buttons), Robert Young (The Prince), Roger de Courcey (Dandini the Prince's Equerry), Erica Yorke (Mistress Maybelle), Bill Boazman (Major Domo), Jilly Coram, Robin Sherringham, Anthony Edge (Principal Dancers), Nookie the Bear (with Roger de Courcey, ventriloquist), The Palladium Dancers (Townspeople), The Palladium Singers (Courtiers), Peggy O'Farrell Children (Sprites and Pages), Young's Shetland Ponies, and the London Palladium Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Rose.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act I: Prologue: Once Upon a Time, Welcome to Stonebroke, The Side Entrance of the Baron's House, The Forest, Outside the Baron's House, The Library in the Baron's House, The Sisters' Boudoir, Dandini Receives a Surprise, Cinderella's Kitchen, The Enchanted Garden: a) The Sprites' Workshop, b) The Enchanted Glade, c) Pas de Deux, d) Cinderella goes to the Ball. Act II: Reception Salon at the Palace, The Royal Ballroom, The Way Home, Room at the Inn, The Search for the Princess Crystal, The Library of the Baron's House, The Prince's Reception.]
Cinderella. Palladium Theatre, London. 21 December 1976 to January 1977. Produced by Louis Benjamin and Leslie Grade. Devised and Directed by Alfred J. Knight. Book by Brian Blackburn. Decor by Tod Kingman. Costumes by Cynthia Tingey. Choreography by Pamela Davis. Cast: Fiona Fullerton (Cinderella), Robert Young (The Prince), Richard O'Sullivan (Buttons), Roger de Courcey (Dandini), Mary Laine (Fairy Godmother), Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (Baron Hardup), Erica Yorke (Mistress Maybelle), Yootha Joyce (Mildred Hardup), Brian Murphy (Georgina Hardup), Bill Boazman (Town Cryer/Major Domo), Gordon and Bunny Jay (The Broker's Men), Robin Sherringham, Jilly Coram (Principal Dancers), Nookie the Bear. The Palladium Singers and Dancers. Perry O'Farrell Children.

Cinderella. Birmingham Hippodrome, UK. 23 December 1977 to the end of January 1978. [Billed as The London Palladium Production of the Pantomime. See London Paladium 1976-77, above.] Devised and produced by Albert J. Knight. Book by Bryan Blackburn. Choreography by Pamela Devis. Cast: Mary Laine (Fairy Godmother), Eric Corlett (Town Crier), Nicholas and Nickelby (Nick and Nock, the Broker's Men), Bill Boazman (Baron Hardup), Frank Williams & Tony Bateman (The Ugly Sisters), Tessa Wyatt (Cinderella), Richard O'Sullivan (Buttons), Robert Young (ThePrince), Blayne Barrington (Dandini), Roger Layton (The Innkeeper), Erica Yorke (Mistress Maybelle), Raymond Sculley (Major Domo), Eric Corlet (The Magician), Shambles, assisted by Paul Aylett (Himself & his dog), The Pamela Devis Dancers (Townspeople), The Singers (Courtiers), The Betty Fox Children (Sprites and Pages), Keith Young's Shetland Ponies who draw the Fairy Coach. The Hippodrome Orchestra conducted by Gwyn Davies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue (Once Upon a Time), Welcome to Stoneybroke, The Side Entrance of the Baron's House, The Forest, The Library in the Baron's House, Salon in the Palace, Cinderella's Kitchen, The Enchanted Garden: (a) The Sprites' Workshop, (b) The Enchanted Glade, (c) Pas de Deux, (d) Cinderella Goes to the Ball. Act Two: Reception Salon at the Palace, The Royal Ballroom, The Way Home, Room at the Inn, The Search for the Princess Crystal, The Library of the Baron's House, "Honeyland," The Prince's Reception.]
The Amusing Spectacle of Cinderella and Her Naughty-Naughty Sisters. Theatre Royal, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Opened 15 December 1977. Produced by the Theatre Royal. A Christmas Show with words and music by Martin Duncan. Directors, Martin Duncan and John Ashford. Decor by David Fisher, assisted by Jenny Teramani. Lighting by Stephen T. Mead. Cast: Pauline Siddle (Cinderella), Darlene Johnson (Goody Biddy Bean, a Fairy), Geoffrey Freshwater (Baron Poorasachurchmouse), Brian Protheroe (Little Johnny Buttons), Peter Benson (Pearl the Naughty Sister), Rhys McConnochie (Deidre, the Other Naughty Sister), Margo Leicester (The Widow Peahen), Susan Jameson (Prince Fritz Fitz-Pince), Felicity Harrison (Dandy-Knee), Robert Pugh (Fred), Vincent Brimble (Needle), Sebastian Born, Stephen Ormrod (Proscenium Servants). The Italian Band. Martin Duncan (Tifacio, the Maestro), Stephen Warbeck (Sapristi), Deborah Findlay (Donna Rita), Bob Critchley (Guiseppe).
[See the Lyric Hammersmith production (1980), below, for Synopsis.]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds. 26 December 1977 to 4 February 1978. Duggie Chapman Production, dir. Tom Howard. Hal Peters, Musical Director. Alan Kent, Company Manager. Joy Caville, Choreographer. Original Musical Score by Tom Howard.Cast: Jackie Elsden (Dandini), Tom Howard (Baron Hardup), Lana & Tony Learoy (Anastasia & Gertrude, the Stepdaughters), Chris Corbally (Billy the Bailiff's son), Jimmy Jacobs (Buttons), Lesley Murray (Cinderella), Alan Kent (Major Domo), Jenny Elsden (Prince Charming), Jean Heard (Fairy Godmother), Coronet Dancers (Villagers, Courtiers, Fairies, etc.), Coach and Ponies by Wally Lucken. The Angela Morgan Dancers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Scene 1 (Outside the Village), Sc. 2 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 3 (Cinderella's Kitchen), Sc. 4 (Christmas-Card Land), Sc. 5 (On the Way to the Ball). Sc. 6 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 7 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 8 (The Road Home), Sc. 9 (The Baron's Library), Sc. 10 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Victoria Palace. London. From 8 February 1978. Written and Directed by John Farrow. Musical Director and Original Numbers by Paul Horner. choreography by Fred Peters. Scenery Design by Allan Miller Bunford. Lighting by John Russell. Cast: John Marquand (Baron Hardup), Mike Walling (The Broker's Man), Julie Fisher (Dandini), Michelle Summers (Cinderella), Mary Mitchell (An Old Lady), Tony Blackburn (Buttons), Shirley Greenwood (Prince Charming), Terri Dennis and Phil Starr (Belladonna and Pandemonia Hardup), Dadina Sagger (Columbine), Townspeople, Huntsmen, Lords and Ladies. Music by The Paul Horner Quartet.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act. I: Sc. 1 (The Woods in Winter), Sc. 2 (A Corridor in Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (On the Way to the Ball). Act II: Sc. 5 (The Palace Garden), Sc. 6 (The Ballroom), Sc. 7 (On the Way Back Home), Sc. 8 (Sing Along with Buttons and Arnold), Sc. 9 (The Finale).]
Cinderella. Hippodrome, Bristol. 23 December 1978 to 12 February 1979. Dir. James Gill. Choreography by Pamela Devis. Cast: Mary Laine (Fairy Godmother), Eric Corlett (Town Crier), The Mardell Brothers (Bill and Benn, the Broker's Men), Kay Cadell (Mistress Maybelle), Katie Budd (Cinderella), Frank Williams & Tony Bateman (Daisy & Maisie, the Ugly Sisters), Barry Evans from TV's "Mind Your Language" (Buttons), Harry Worth (Baron Hardup), Blayne Barrington (Prince Charming), Brian Honeyball (Dandini), Mary Laine (Old Woman), Terence Marney (H.E. The Ambassador of Albania), Brian Crone (Earl of Hampton Wick), Eric Corlett (Magician), Mervyn Francis (Major Domo), Roger Layton (Innkeeper), Pamela Devis Dancers (Townspeople, Courtiers, etc.), The Roger Heath Singers. Children of the Bristol School of Dancing (Sprites and Pages). Keith Young's Shetland Ponies. Hippodrome Orchestra dir. Paul Vincent.
[Synopsis: Act I: Prologue: Once Upon a Time, Welcome to Stoneybroke, The Side Entrance of the Baron's House, The Forest, The Library in the Baron's House, The Kitchen, The Enchanted Garden: a. The Sprites' Workshop, b. The Enchanted Glade, c. Cinderella goes to the Ball. Act II: Reception Salon at the Palace, The Royal Ballroom, The Way Home, Room at the Inn, The Search for the Princess Crystal, The Library of the Baron's House, "Honeyland," The Prince's Reception.]
Cinderella. Key Theatre, Peterborough. UK. 21 December 1979 to 2 February 1980. Directed and staged by Charles Vance. Original book by Charles Vance. Additional music by Harry Tait and Cliff Atkinson. Choreography by Henry Medcalfe. Scenery by Saxton Lucas. Costumes by Trends. Children's choreography by Kathleen Munford. Musical Director Cliff Atkinson. Cast: Mandy Demetriou (Fairy Godmother), Cheryl Taylor (Cinderella), Christopher Farries (Major Domo), Jill James (Dandini), Erica Yorke (Prince Charming), Henry Metcalfe (Baron Hardup), Terence Dane and Malcolm Terrey (Hydrophobia & Hysteria, The Ugly Sisters), Peter Olsen (Buttons), Sarah Jameson (Hush Puppy), Whisky and Brandy, Claire Tynan, Claire Fitzsimmons, Jacqueline Dorric, Sarah Jameson, Odette Bridgewater, and Students of the Kathleen Munford School of Dance and Drama (Villagers, Courtiers, Footmen, etc.). Coach and Shetland ponies supplied by Gandey's Circus.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Village Square), Sc. 2 (On the Way to Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (A Passage in Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Fairy Glade). Act Two: Sc. 6 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 7 (The Ballroom), Sc. 8 (On the Way Back From the Palace), Sc. 9 (The Village Square), Sc. 10 (Song Sheet), Sc. 11 (The Prince's Palace). Musical Numbers:Overture "On a Wonderful Day Like Today" (Villagers), "Wishing" (Cinderella & Chorus), "Consider Yourself" (Prince & Dandini), "Ten Minutes Ago" (Prince & Cinderella), "Together" (Ugly Sisters), "I Was Born with a Smile on my Face" (The Company), "The Loveliest Night of the Year" (Prince), "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella & Hush Puppy), "Put on a Happy Face" (Buttons & Cinderella). Transformation Ballet. "Rhythm of Life" (Company), "No Other Love" (Prince & Cinderella), "A Most Unusual Day" (Cinderella & Villagers), "No Other Love"--reprise (Prince & Cinderella), Song Sheet: Wiggly Worm (Buttons, Hysteria & Audience), Finale: It's a Great Life" (Company).]
Cinderella. The Royal Theatre. Nottingham. 22 December 1979 to 1 March 1980. Written and Produced by Bill Roberton. Choreography by Rita King. Elliot-Young Productions Ltd. Dave Jackley, Manager. Ian Harvey, Stage Manager. Mrs. D. Jackley, Wardrobe Mistress. Anna Lopez, Production Coordinator. Jack Bradley, Marketing and Publicity Manager. Musical arrangements by David Cullen. Paul Conrad, Orchestra Director. Cast: Jane Terry (Dandini), Jane Fyffe (Prince Charming), Burden and Moran (Ethel and Maudie, The Ugly Sisters), Dailey and Wayne (The Brokers Men), Windsor Davies (Baron Hardup), Don Estelle (Buttons), Jacqui Scott (Cinderella), Sue Barbour (Fairy Godmother), Peter Barbour (Major Domo). With John Smith's Shetland Ponies and a Crystal Coach, Villagers, Huntsmen, Guests, The Rita King Dancers, and The Tozer Babes.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (The Forest), Sc. 2 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 3 (The Boudoir), Sc. 4 (A Corridor), Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Realms of Fantasy), Sc. 7 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 8 (The Royal Ballroom), Sc. 9 (The Way Home), Sc. 10 (The Haunted Lodge), Sc. 11 (The Baronial Hall), Sc. 12 (The Prince's Palace).]
The Amusing Spectacle of Cinderella and her Naughty-Naughty Sisters: A Family Pantomime. Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. 13 December 1980 to 24 January 1981. Dir. Martin Duncan and John Dove. Words and Music by Martin Duncan, based on Original Designs by Ultz. Choreography by Alain Dehay. Lighting by John A. Williams. Company and Stage Manager Barbara Penney. Cast: Robert Schofield and Ian Bartholomew (The Proscenium Servants), Eleanor Bron (Goody Biddy Bean, a Fairy), Lesley Duff (Cinderella), Arthur Cox (Baron Poorasachurchmouse, her Father), Andrew Hall (Little Johnny Buttons), Alison Steadman (The Widow Peahen), John Dicks & James Saxon (Pearl & Deirdre, The Naughty-Naughty Sisters), Susan Jameson (Prince Fritz Fitz-Pince, who is Charming), Felicity Harrison (Dandy-Knee, his Valet), Christopher Owen and Richard Derrington (Needle & Fred, who are Sily), Huntsmen, Cockroaches, House-Horses, Rat-Coachman & Lizard-Footman. The Italian Band: Martin Duncan (Tifacio, the Maestro), Deborah Findlay (Donna Rita, his Wife), Christopher Ashley (Sapristi, their son), Bob Critchley (Giuseppe, a cousin).
[Scenes and Songs: Act I: The Prologue in which we meet a Fairy. "That's Me" (Goody Biddy Bean), "Once Upon a Time" (Goody Biddy Bean & Servants). 1st Tableau: Poorasachurchmouse Hall: Winter, in which Ella Meets her new Family. "The Little Bird" (Widow Peahen, Pearl, & Deirdre); "Winter's in the Air" (Ella); "Hurry Up!" (Widow Peahen, Pearl, Deirdre, & Ella).2nd Tableau: The Wintry Woods: Winter, in which Ella meets the Prince who is Charming. "The Royal Hunting Song" (Chitty No!--Prince, Dandy-Knee, Huntsmen). 3rd Tableau: The Kitchen: Spring, in which Ella meeds a new friend and invitations are delivered by two courtiers, who are silly. "Spring is in the Air" (Ella); "Wobbly Knees" (Little Johnny Buttons); "Round the Bend" (Needle & Fred); "The Cockroach Ballet" (Ella & Cockroaches). 4th Tableau: The Boudoir: Spring, in which preparations are made for the Ball. "In Corset & Crinoline" (Pearl & Deirdre). 5th Tableau: The Kitchen: Spring, in whch all seems hopeless but Goody Biddy Bean saves the day. "All Night I Dream" (Ella); "Tankl!Tinkl!" (Goody Biddy Bean & Ella); "My Carriage of Gold" (Ella, Mice, Rat & Lizard). [Interval] Act II: 6th Tableau: The Royal Palace: Summer, in which the Prince meets Ella again, then loses her. "The Midsummer Ball" (The Company); "The Half-Baker Cake-Walk: (Pearl, Needle, Fred, & Deirdre); "I Like the Way You Look" (Prince, Ella, Fred, Deirdre, Needle & Pearl); "The Chandelier Waltz" (The Company). Intermezzo: Around the World, in which the Prince travels to the Four Corners of the World, with not a little help from Goody Biddy Bean. 7th Tableau: The Kitchen: Autumn, in which the Family has fallen on hard times, but, come a Royal Visit, Goody Biddy Bean saves the day again. "What's the Matter, Ma?" (Pearl, Deirdre, Widow Peahen, the Baron & Ella); "Eeny Meeny" (Little Lohnny Buttons, Needle, Fred, The Baron.Epilogue: The Royal Wedding: Winter, in which All ends Happily Ever After. "Wedding Anthem" (The Company); "Clap Hands!" (The Italian Band and the Company). The front curtain depicts "The Four Seasons of the Year" in pencil and sepia by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).]
Cinderella. Alhambra Bradford Theatre. Bradford. 18 December 1982 to 26 February 1983. Produced and Directed with additional dialogue and adaptation by Dennis Critchley. Musical Director/Arranger David Clegg/Brian Ibbotson. Wardrobe by Joyce Broadbent. Choreography by Julie Hale. Supervised by Norman Murray. Cast: Karen West (Old Lady of the Woods/Fairy Godmother), Denise Nolan (Cinderella), Blayne Barrington (Baron Hardup), Les Dennis (Annie Hardup), Dustin Gee (Fanny Hardup), The Twain Brothers (Bill and Ben, the Brokers Men), Russ Abbot (Buttons), Lesley Pinner (Dandini), Corinne Reed (Prince Charming). Villagers and Townsfolk. The Sunbeams from The Mullen School of Dance and Drama. Puppets in Wonderland by Roger Stevenson and Harry S. Stuart. John Smith's Ponies by arrangement with Jack Bradley.
[Synopsis: Act One: Sc. 1 Prologue: The Story of Cinderella Unfolds. Sc. 2 The Small Town of Stoneybroke. Sc. 3 The Back of Stoneybroke Hall. Sc. 4 The Royal Forest. Sc. 5 The Library of Hardup Hall. Sc. 6 The Sisters Boudoir. Sc. 7 A Road near Hardup Hall. Sc.8 Cinderella's Kitchen. Sc. 9 A Mousehole in Hardup Hall. Sc. 10 Back in Cinderella's Kitchen. Sc. 11 Road to the Palace.Act Two: Sc. 12 The Ballroom in the Prince's Palace. Sc. 12 Outside the Palace Gates. Sc. 14 Puppets in Wonderland. Sc. 15 Outside the Palace Gates. Sc. 16 Library at Hardup Hall. Sc. 17 The Prince's Reception in the Royal Palace.]
Cinderella. Lyttelton Theatre, London. 15 December 1983 to 24 February 1984. Produced by the National Theatre. Book by Trevor Ray. Director, Bill Bryden. Decor by William Dudley. Costumes by Deirdre Clancy. Music by John Tams. Cast: Janet Dibley (Cinderella), Marsha Hunt (Dandini), Tony Haygarth (Buttons), Stephen Petcher & Anthony Trent (The Horse), Susan Fleetwood (Fairy Godmother), Trevor Ray (Indian), James Grant (Demon).

Cinderella. Grand Theatre, Swansea. Wed. 19 December to January 1985. Written and directed by Dudley Stevens. Choreography by Nicky Shorn. Musical direction by John Quirk.Cast: Paul Henry (Buttons), Roy Barraclough (Glorius Gloria), Robyn Denys (Slenda Glenda), Caroline Berry (Cinderella), Mark Bond (Prince Edward), Michael Harding (Baron Hardup), Menna Trussler (Fairy Godmother), Jonathan Kiley (Mr Simpson, he's Dandini!), David Morgan-Young (Cat), Michael Nielsen (Broker's Man), Richard Chance (Palace Envoy), Cathrine McCord (Shoe Fairy), Phillipa Yorke & Leesa Harrison (Cow), Children's Chorus from the Dubensky Stage School.
[Synopsis: Act I: Prologue, Sc. 1 (Hardup Hall), sc. 2 (The Garden), Sc. 3 (The Forest), Sc. $ (The Crossroads), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Boudoir), Sc. 7 (The Garden), Sc. 8 (The Kitchen. Act II: Sc. 1 (The Gates of the Palace), Sc. 2 (The Ballroom), Sc. 3 (The Gates of the Palace), Sc. 4 (On the Way Home), Sc. 5 (Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (The Forest), Sc. 7 (The Crossroads), Sc. 8 (The Palroom. Musical Numbers: Happy Times (Fairy Godmother & Cinders), Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Cinders, Baron, Uglies & Company), After all These Years (Cinders, Baron, Buttons & Co.), Be Like the Kettle and Sing (Godmother & Company). Tulips (Entire Company), A Good Day is Saturday (Prince, Mr. Simpson & Company), It's Not Where You Start It's Where You Finish (Buttons, Cinders, & Company), Ladies in Waitine (The Uglies), Spread a Little Happiness (Buttons & Cinders), You Are The Starlight (Godmother & Cinders), The Transformation (The Company. The Right Time The Right Place (Prince, Mr. Simpson, & Company), With Her On My Arm (Prince, Mr. Simpson, Uglies, & Company), With Her On My Arm (Reprise. Prince), Wverybody Ought To Have A Maid (Uglies, Baron, & Buttons), Only He (Cinders), The Best Of Times Is Now (Prince & Company), Finale & Walkdown.]
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre. 19 December 1984 to 9 February 1985. Designed, directed, and choreographed by Carole Todd. Musical director Glyn Hale. Designed by Alan Miller Bunford. Lighting by Lawrence T. Doyle. Cast: Paul Nicholas (Buttons), Bonnie Langford (Cinderella), Bill Owen (Baron Hardup), Kathy Staff (Queen Willemena), Maureen Scott (Prince Charming), Elisa Tebith (Dandini), Ward Allen & Roger the Dog (Brokers Men), Simon Barry (Ugly Sister Buttercup), Alan Vicars (Ugly Sister Daisy), Jean Fergusson (Fairy Godmother), Philip Compton (Lord Chamberlain), Paris, Lyon, Toulon, & Purpignon (Perrier's Falabella Ponies), Babette Palmer's Young Set (Villagers, Fairies, Guests at Ball, Juvenile Dancers, Animals, Fairies). The Newness Dancers and Singers.
[Synopsis: Act One: The Villate of Much Dawdling, A Room at the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Woods, A Room at the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir, Outside Hardup Hall, The Baron's Kitchen, On the Way to the Ball. Act Two: The Palace Ballroom, On the Way to Hardup Hall, The Baron's Barn, A Room at the Palace, The Baron's Barn, The Sisters' Boudoir, Outside Hardup Hall, The Royal Wedding.]
Cinderella. The Queen's Theatre, Hornechurch, Essex. Christmas 1985 to 1986. Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Wood. Directed by Bob Tomson. Musical Director Trevor York. Choreography by Debbie Norman. Designed by Kate Robertson. Lighting by Stanley Osborn-Waite. Cast: David Rose (King Septimus), Laurel Ford (Queen Ermintrude), John Conroy (William), James Staddon (Prince Charming), Peter Slade (Jester), Debbie Norman (Cinderella), Dick Brannick (Baron Hardy/Stallholder), John Halstead (Bella), Steve Edwin (Donna), Dean Williamson (Tumbler, Puppeteer, Horse, Beautician, Footman, Ball Guest), Sandra Slinger (Tumbler, Puppeteer, Horse, Hairdresser, Ball Guest), Elaine Hallam (Fairy Godmother), Sarah-Jane Holm (Tumbler, Mouse, Ball Guest), Suzanne Gabriel (Tumbler, Mouse, Ball Guest). Children as townspeople.
[Synopsis: Act I: The Christmas Fair in the Courtyard of the Palace, The Baron's Kitchen, A Path through the Forest, The Baron's Dining Room, The Palace Cloister, The Ugly Sisters' Bedroom, The Baron's Kitchen. Act II: The Ballroom of the Palace, The Chase, The Baron's Kitchen, The Palace Courtyard, The Baron's Dining Room, The Wall of the Palace, The Wedding Finale. Songs: Act I: The Christmas Fair (Jester & Company), We're Gonna Have a Ball (Prince Charming, King, Queen, William, & Company), Not a Pretty Sight (Cinderella, Baron, Bella), At the end of the Tunnel (Cinderella, Baron), Give Us A Kiss! (Bella, Donna, Prince Charming, William), Squeak, Squeak, Squeak! (Cinderella & Mice), Shoo! (Bella and Donna), Funky Monkey (Cinderella, Prince Charming, & Company), Shoo! (reprise, King Queen, & Company), Tonight is the Night (reprise, Fairy Godmother & Company). Act II: The Ball, The Ugly Tango, The Christmas Waltz, The Funky Monkey (reprise, William & Company), The Christmas Waltz (reprise, all), One Glass Slipper (Cinderella, Prince Charming), Spread the Word (Company, except Cinderella & Mice),Will the Slipper Fit Her? (Prince charming, William, King, Queen, Baron, Jester & chorus), At the End of the Tunnel (Reprise: Cinderella, Baron, Prince Charming, & Company), Happy Wedding Day (Bella, Donna, Audience, and Company), The Funky Monkey (All).]
Cinderella. The Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury. 14 December 1985 to 18 January 1986. Managing Director David A. Lee. Musical Director Andrew Rumble. Choreography by Deborah Hutchins. Stage Manager Derry James. Assistant Stage Manager Susan Holland. Script by Albemarle-Spillers Script Service. Cast: Sally Thomsett (Cinderella), Nick Staverson (Buttons), Rusty Goffe (The Brokers Man), Tommy Osborne (Sister Fannie), Chubby Oates (Sister Annie), Penny Miller (Prince Charming), Karen Shaw (Dandini), Maggie Beckit (Fairy Godmother), John Larsen (Baron Hardup), Dallasbridge Dancers (People of Florizel), The Deborah Capon Juveniles (Children of Florizel).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue (Storytime Lane), Sc. 1 (Florizel Forest), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Royal Hunting Grounds), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Sister's Boudoir), Sc. 6 (The Baronial Kitchen), Sc. 7 (Into Fantasy Land), Sc. 8 (Prince Charming's Grand Ballroom), Sc. 9 (The Palace Gardens), Sc. 10 (After the Ball at Hardup Hall), Sc. 11 (Button's Backyard), Sc. 12 (The Royal Wedding Parade). Special Featured Effects:Robin Howard's Ugly Bug Ball Ultra Violet Speciality; Musical Specialities by Rusty Goffe, Original Songs by Tom Howard ("Wake Up" & "We're Having a Ball Tonight"), Lukens Shetland Ponies.]
Cinderella. Key Theatre, Peterborough. 13 December 1985 to 18 January 1986. Written and Directed by Tony Clayton. Choreography by Audrey Barnett-Miller. Musical Direction by Keith Allen. Costumes by Anne Stirling and Shona Leigh Cambers. Lighting by Ian Lemmon. Scenery by Phil Bracey. Stage Manager, Bill Anderson. Wardrobe, Joyce Anderson. Cast:Sally Sanders (Fairy Godmother), Pia Henderson (Dandini), Dan Caulfield (Baron Hardup), Simon Bamford & Allan Walsh (Semolina & Dorita), Emma Harbour (Cinderella), Charlie Drake (Button), Ann Hamilton (Prince Charming), Sean Lydon (Lord Chamberlain), The Munford Miller Dancers and Juveniles.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Sc. 1 (Prologue), Sc. 2 (The Village of Stoneybroke), Sc. 3 The Baron's Back Yard), Sc. 4 (Stoneyborke's Forest), Sc. 5 (The Sister's Boudoir), Sc. 6 (The Kitchen of Stoneybroke Manor). Sc. 7 (The Prince's Ballroom), Sc. 8 (The Edge of the Forest), Sc. 9 (Back in the Kitchen), Sc. 10 (Time for a Sing Song), Sc. 11 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Southport Theatre, Southport, Merseyside. From 20 December 1985 to January 1986. Dir. Peter Sontar and Ray Cornell. Choreography by Ray Cornell. Musical Director Ernie Dunstall. Book by Bryan Blackburn and Jon Conway, with kind acknowledgement to Roy Hudd. Produced by Mike Hughes and Tony Cartwright. Cast: Mia Carla (Fairy Godmother), Basil Soper (Baron Hardup), Buttons (Greg Rogers), Vivienne Chase (Cinderella), Les Dennis and Dustin Gee (Annie and Fannie Hardup), Steve Harvey (Prince Charming), Tracey Jay (Dandini), Les Dennis & Dustin Gee (Les and Dustin, The Broker's Men), Pavlov's Puppets, The Ray Cornell Dancers (Dancers, Townsfolks), The Formby School of Dancing (Babes).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Forest in Winter, The Forest in Spring), Sc. 2 (The Marketplace), Sc. 3 (The Sister's Boudoir), Sc. 4 (The Marketplace), Sc. 5 (The Bathroom), Sc. 6 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 7 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 3 (The Marketplace), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (Outside the Palce Gates), Sc. 6 (The Palace), Sc. 7 (Finale).]
Cinderella: The Enchanting Family Panomime. London Palladium. December 1985 to January 1986. Dir. Norman Maen. Asst. Dir. Eileen Blakemore. Book by Warner Brown. Choreography by Stephanie Carter. Sets by Hugh Durrant. Costumes by Emanuel. Lighting by David Whitehead. London Palladium Orchestra conducted by George Michie. Cast: Dame Anna Neagle (Fairy Goodmother), Paul Gyngell (Dandini), John Junkin (Baron Hardup), Peter Lambert and Willie Ross (Cagney and Lacey, Cinder's Step-Sisters), Sarah Payne (Cinderella), Des O'Connor of TV's "Des O'Connor Tonight" (Buttons), Hope & Keen (Albie and Mike the Broker's Men), Paul Nicholas from TV's "Just Good Friends" (The Prince), Colin Keyes (Major Domo), The Palladium Dancers and The Stephen Hill Singers (Townspeople, Courtiers, Footmen), The Peggy O'Farrell Children (Sprites and Pages).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act 1: Fantasyland, Outside Hardup Hall, The Palace Courtyard, In the Royal Forest, The Village Green, The Kitchen at Hardup Hall, Fantasyland. Act 2: Fantasyland, The Palace Ballroom, The Village Green, The Kitchen at Hardup Hall, Road from the Palace, The Haunted Bedroom, The Village Green, Fantasyland, The Wedding of Cinderella and Prince Charming.]
Cinderella. City Varieties Music Hall. Leeds. 1986. Produced and Directed by Paul Harris. Choreography by Lynne Walker. Musical Director Ray Dawson. Scenery by Jerry Jerome Ltd. Cast: Hilary Trott (Dandini), Shirley Moon (Prince Charming), Dennis Lotis (Baron Hardup), Maurice Moran (Crystal), Roger Burden (Alexis), Brian Marshall (Buttons), Roslyn Riley (Cinderella), Rosemary Squires (Fairy Godmother), Lynne Walker's Scala Kids (Villagers, Soldiers, Dancers, & Townsfolk).
[Synopsis: Act One: The Royal Forest, Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir, The Hunting Lodge, The Baron's Kitchen, Fairyland. Act Two: The Palace Gates, The Royal Ballroom, Hardup Hall, The Music Room, Cinderella's Wedding.]
Cinderella. Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, UK. December 1988 to January 1989. Director & Choreographer Carole Todd. Designer Hugh Durrant. Musical Director Bryan Bennett. A Paul Elliott Production. Cast: Dame Hilda Bracket (Fairy Godmother), Fiona Kennedy (Cinderella), Roy Walker (Baron Hardup), Nigel Ellacott & Peter Robbins (Alexis & Krystle, the Ugly Sisters), Paul Nicholas (Buttons), David Stenning (Lord Chamberlain), Fern Briton (Dandini), Jan Hunt (Prince Charming), Dawson Chance (Broker's Man), The Julia Chittenden School of Dance. Villagers, Guests at Ball, & Fairies.
[Synopsis: Act One: Sc. 1 (Fairyland), Sc. 2 (The Village Square), Sc. 3 (The Ante Room at the Palace), Sc. 4 (The Village Green outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Woods), Sc. 6 (The Palace Courtyard), Sc. 7 (The Village Courtyard), Sc. 8 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 9 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 10 (The Kitchen), Sc. 11 (Transformation). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 2 (The Road from the Palace), Sc. 3 (The Village Green outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir: Night), Sc. 5 (The Sisters' Boudoir: Morning), Sc. 6 (The Road from thePalace), Sc. 7 (The Royal Wedding at the Palace).]
Cinderella's Sinful Fellas. Fox Theatre, London. 23 December 1996 to 4 January 1997. Devised by Mark Davis and Eamon Geoghegan.
["A Christmas offering for adults with a "Carry On" sense of humour"--Time OutJan. 1-8 1997. No. 1376, p. 124.]
Cinderella, by David Cregan. Music by Brian Protheroe. Dir. Kerry Michael. Theatre Royal. Stratford East. London. 28 November 1998 to 23 January 1999. 77 performances. Cast:Fiona Wade (Cinderella). Paul Keating (Buttons). Jim McManus (Baron Jones), Amanda Gordon (Sam), Jamie Zukairi (Jack), Alwyne Taylor (Queen Charlotte), Colin Roy (King James), Dean Maynard (Prince Hugo), Debra Michaels (Fairy Godmother), Brian Protheroe (Mrs Joy Da Palma), Rebecca Deren (Lymphida), Natalie Finn (Cloaca).
[Brian Protheroe stoie the show as Mrs Joy Da Palma in this revival of the 1991 pantomime. "Unusually, Cregan's snappy script avoids topical jokes and local references, giving a fine cast the chance to carry the story on their own merits...The sets are sumptuous, the music's soppy when serious but often quite funny. All in all it makes great entertainment that drives the under 7's crazy and can't fail to please most of their elders" - Time Out.]
Cinderella in Boots. Written by Jelena Budimer and Joseph Morton. Directed by Mary Ward. Presented by Chicken Shed Theatre, London. December 1998 to 16 January 1999.
["The Chicken Shed's open-door policy is laudable - the kids involved looked delighted and it's refreshing to see actors in wheelchairs on stage - but making room for 140 amateurs proves more counter-productive than impressive. Cumbersomely directed by Ward, the throng distract from the main action unattractively confined to the front of the stage. Christine Niering's choreography becomes messy when danced by so many. Attempts to appeal to all ages similarly doesn't succeed. Budimir and Morton's script is directed at adults, leaving the colour of the set and movement to enrapture their offspring. But the sweet design leaves the stage bare while the costumes look wonderful on the main characters but dull elsewhere. Even the hilarious improvising of Peter Dowse as Cinderella's friend Mop isn't enough to rouse the panto spirit" - Time Out, Dec. 16-30, 1998.]
Angela Carter: Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Story. Staged by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott, Lee Simpson, and Neil Bartlett. Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. 27 November 1998 to 9 January 1999. 50 performances. Magic and illusions by Paul Kieve. Music and Songs by Chris Larner. Lighting by John Linstrum. Cast: Sherry Baines, Imogen Claire, Angela Clerkin, Jonathan Coyne, Martin Freeman, Richard Katz, Andy Smart.
["Angela Carter loved the theatre - especially panto. She loved it because it was ridiculous, vulgar, impossible and dangerous, and she loved it because it was part of her London childhood. In all her stories she was fascinated by the power of theatrical illusion - by the way in which words, costumes and stories can both set you free and entrap you. Her version of Cinderella was written in 1993. It is just six-and-a-half pages long - and in those pages she manages to tell the whole story three times. Her telling of the tale is cruel, dark and full of questions. What did Cinderella's father think he was doing? Why does this feel like a story which is all about women, but the only people with any money are men? Why do we blame the stepmother for loving her daughters so fiercely when we approve of the first mother's equally fierce love for hers? Why did the story get tidied up so that there is no blood, so that the dead mother becomes a twinkly `Fairy Godmother', so that Cinders is sweet and demure instead of scared, rebellious, thrilled? We have taken Carter's ... pages and used them as a guide and as an inspiration. We've kept some of her jokes and been frightened and moved by the images she conjures. And we've tried to make the kind of theatre she might have wanted to spend a night out in" - Neil Bartlett, from the program.
"Improbable Theatre have waved their magic wand at panto, puppetry and improvisation and conjured up a family show that's distinctively spontaneous and often breathtaking in execution. The show opens with the cast predicting `bits when we get things wrong': the early scenes' improvisatory roughness around the edges proves their point. Some trusty `behind you!' antics get things going, and soon we have half a dozen singing mice, newspaper scrunching to form Cinders' dad and dead mum, and a life-size ultraviolet carriage rattling towards a Prince who seeks seduction lessons from his perky batman, Buttons. Cinderella is uncharacteristically unsoppy, in a production that rejoices in indicating her story's crap bits. That tongue-in-cheekiness happily marries to Carter's dark concerns, as Improbably whip up an atmosphere of gruesomeness and wonder in their toy-box Victorian Theatre. If on this occasion they're sometimes over-reliant on their spirit to get by, well, with a spirit this big, audiences will gladly indulge them" - Time Out.]
Cinderella. Kings Theatre, Southsea. Thur. 8 December 1988 to January 1989. Devised & directed by Lionel Blair. Choreography by Iris Barnes. Music by Paul Burnett. Costumes by Hilary Bloomfield. Cast: Mollie Sugden (Fairy Godmother), Stephanie Lawrence (Cinderella), William Moore (Baron Hardup), Fred Evans (Krystle), Roy North (Alexis), Lionel Blair (Buttons), David Tudor (Major Domo), Michael Gyngell (Dandini), Ross Davidson (Prince Charming). Kings Theatre Stage School Dancers, dir. Iris Barnes.
[Synopsis: Overture, Sc. 1 (Fairy Grotto), Sc. 2 (The Town Square), Sc. 3 (Antechamber in the Palace), Sc. 4 (In the Royal Forest), Sc. 5 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 6 (Inside Hardup Hall), Sc. 8 (The Kitchen), Sc. 9 (a: Fairyland; b: The Magic Coach and Pony). Sc. 10 (a: Before the Ball; b: The Ball at the Palace), Sc. 11 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 12 (The Sisters' Bedroom at Hardup Hall), Sc. 13 (Haunted Wood), Sc. 14 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 15 (The Sisters' Bedroom), Sc. 15 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 17 (Fairyland), Sc. 18 (The Wedding of Cinderella and Prince Charming).]
Cinderella. Royal Theatre, East Stratford. Opening night 4 December 1989. Director, Philip Hedley. Musical Director, Dave Brown. Cast: Michelle Gayle (Cinderella), Alex Richardson (Baron Jones), Ian Bartholomew (Buttons), Sheri Graubert (Samantha), David Harewood (Jack), Penny Nice (Queen Charlotte), John Halstead (King James), Mark Haddigan (Prince Hugo), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Fairy Godmother/Baroness), Yvonne Edgell (Cloaca), Michelle Fine (Lymphida), Michael Bertenshaw (Mrs. Joy Da Palma).
[Premiere of David Cregan's Cinderella Pantomime. See description underPantomime Scripts above, Cregan, 1991.]
Cinderella. Coliseum Theatre, Oldham. 1 December 1989 to 20 January 1990. Devised and directed by Paul Kerryson. Musical director Julian Kelly. Designed by Juliet Shillingford. Lighting designed by Chris Bond. Musical arrangements by Julian Kelly. Cast: Stephanie Johns (Cinderella), David Dale (Baroness brenda), Alan Perrin and Dominic Gray (Valderma & Listerine, Brenda's Daughters), Meg Johnson (Fairy Godmother), Damien Walker or Paul Kerryson (Buttons), Linda Jane Holmes (The Queen), James Gavin (Prince Charming), Ian Marr (Dandini), Peter Edbrook (Baron Hardup), Jennifer Gregory & Linda Jane Holmes (Thatchitt & Snatchitt, Tax Collectors), Damien Walker (Thomas), Peter Edbrook and Carla De Wansey (Two Local Chickens), Members of the Company (Rudi the Reindeer). The Cindettes, Fairies and Goolies, Villagers, Courtiers, and Mice.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: The Prologue, The Backyard of Hardup Farm, A Winterland Glade, The Royal Archery Contest, The Spooky Sauna, The Kitchen. Act Two: Outside the Royal Palace, The Royal Ball, The Haunted Journey Home, The Backyard of Hardup Farm, The Sweetie Tree, The Wedding of the Year.]
Cinderella. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. 5 December 1989 to 6 January 1990. By Stuart Patterson from the original fairytale. Dir. Hugh Hodgart. Designer Gregory Smith. Composer Savourna Stevenson. Choreography Rita Henderson. Cast: Karen Westwood (Isabella/Cinderella), Victoria Hardcastle (Claudia), Iain Agnew (Father), Nicola Grier (Claudine), Andrea Hart (Claudette), Billy McElhaney (Seargeant Puff), Iain Andrew (Callum), James Bryce (Black Douglas), Victoria Hardcastle (Fairy Godmother), James Bryce (King John), Robin Sneller (Prince Rufus), Iain Andrew (Dancing Bear). In two acts.

Cinderella and Her Very Ugly Sisters. Theatre Museum Theatre, Russell Street, Covent Garden. 14 December 1989 to 13 January 1990. Dir. Gary Lyons. Choreography by Gary Lyons. Script by Gary Lyons and Stewart Permutt. Music and Lyrics by George Hall and Gary Lyons. Design by Andy Edwards. Cast: Sally Mates (The Fairy Godmother), Mairead Carty (Cinderella), Jenny Logan (Prince Charming), Cristina Avery (Dandini), Kevin Marlow (Buttons), Barry Martin (Baron Montague MacKeysnic), Alec Bregonzi (Moira MacKeysnic), Alan Rebbeck (Melody MacKeysnic).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act I: Sc. 1 (A Clearing in Epping Forest), Sc. 2 (The Kitchen at the Baron's Maisonette), Sc. 3 (Another Clearing in Epping Forest), Sc. 4 (A Dressing Room at the Baron's Maisonette), Sc. 5 (Outside the Kitchen Door at the Baron's Maisonette. Act II: Sc. 1 (The Same, Fifteen Minutes Later), Sc. 2 (The Majestic Ballroom, Arnos Grove), Sc. 3 (Another Clearing in Epping Forest), Sc. 4 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 5 (A Fairy Dell). Musical Numbers:Act I: "Girls, Girls, Girls." "A Moment in the Wood," "Pleasures of the Court." "Pleasures of the Court-Reprise." "Chopping," "Remember? I'd Rather Not," "Magic." Act II: "Mr Mishugana," "My Muriel Was Much Maligned," "A Moment at the Ball," "The Fairy's Song," Finale.]
Cinderella. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. 14 December 1989 to 13 January 1990. Directed by Jonathan Kiley. Choreography by Peter Kind. Musical Director David Carter. Sets by Terry Parsons. Lighting by Paul Franklin. Cast: Bonnie Langford (Cinderella), Mark Curry (Buttons), Gyles Brandreth (Baron Hardup), Gudrun Ure (Fairy Godmother), Dawson Chance (Broker's Man), Jonathan Kiley (Prince Charming), Keith Morris and Brian Godfrey (Krystle & Alexis, Ugly Sisters), Philip Day (Dandini), Rob Randall (Lord Chamberlain), Dominic Power (Major Domo). Villagers, Guests at Ball, etc. Juveniles from the Sue Thompson Dance School.
[Synopsis: Act One: Fairyland, The Village Square, The Ante Room at the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Woods, The Palace Courtyard, Outside Hardup Hall, The Kitchen, Transformation. Act Two: The Palace Ballroom, The Road from the Palace, The Village Green Outside Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir -- Night, The Sisters' Boudoir --Morning, The Road from the Palace, The Royal Wedding at the Palace.]
Cinderella. Civic Theatre, Chelmsford UK. 20 December. 1989 to 6 January 1990. Directed by John Newman. Musical Director Jean Crook. Choreography by Elisabeth Swan. Lighting by Robert Warner. Cast: Romilly Paradine (Fairy Godmother), Paul Scott (Goblin Badfather), Jacqueline Davis (Prince Charming), Petrina Derrington (Dandini), Denis Huett (Buttons), Lindsay Cooper (Cinderella), Virginia Courtney (Old Lady), Lionel Chilcott (Baron Hardup), Richard Grayson (Verruka), Derek Connell (Blooper), Paul Scott (Chancellor). Villagers, Animals, etc. The Swan Set from the Weston School of Dancing, and The Swan Tots.
[Synopsis: Act One: Fairy Dreamland, The Enchanted Forest, The Road to the Village of Much-Tinkering-In-The-Grass, Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir, The Kitchen at Hardup Hall. Act Two: The Grand Ballroom at Knockingham Palace, The Road to the Village, The Kitchen at Hardup Hall, Hardup Hall Hallway, The Wedding.]
Cinderella. Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. 21 December 1989 to 11 February 1990. Directed by Allan Blackburn and Jim Davidson. Written by Bryan Blackburn and Jim Davidson. Choreography by Jerry Robinson. Musical Director Brian Ibbetson. Cast: Mia Carla (Fairy Godmother), Jess Conrad (Prince Charming), David Kristian (Dandini), Freddie Lees and Paul Toothill (Ugly Sisters), Hilary O'Neil (Cinderella), Charlie Drake (Baron Hard-up), Jim Davidson (Buttons). 26 women as the Bradford Alhambra Sunbeams, 8 Cinderella dancers and singers, and the Oscar Price Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue, Sc. 1 (Stoneybroke-on-the-dole Village Square), Sc. 2 (The Stables at Hard-up Hall), Sc. 3 (A Clearing in the Forest), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 5 (The Kitchen at Hard-up-Hall), Sc. 6 (Transformation scene: a. The Land of the Goblins; b. The Land of the Jewels; c. The Land of the Flowers; d. The Magic Kingdom and the Golden Coach. Act Two: Prologue, Sc. 1 (The Royal Kitchen), Sc. 2 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 3 (The Royal Ballroom), Sc. 4 (A Sinister Country Lane), Sc. 5 (The Haunted Room), Sc. 6 (Trying on the Slipper--Dance), Sc. 7 (A Drawing Room in Hard-up Hall), Sc. 8 (Buttons Reminisces), Sc. 9 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Gaiety Theatre, Ayr. 5 December 1990 to 26 January 1991. Dir. Dougie Squires. Choreography by Antony Johns. Cast: Mary Riggans (The Ayr Fairy), Lia Malcolm (Cinderella), Andrew Fairlie (Buttons), John Shearer (Baron Hardup), Valda Wicks (Baroness Dolores Hardup), Johnny Beattie and Alex McAvoy (Kylie and Madonna, the Ugly and Uglier Sisters), Andrew McCaffer (Prince Charming), Alan Vicary (Dandini), Mary Riggans (The Queen Mother), Stuart Moracen (Major Domo), The Front Page Dancers, and The Young Generation.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (Fairytale Land), Sc. 2 (The Village), Sc. 3 (Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 5 (The Royal Palace), Sc. 6 (The Woods), Sc. 7 (The Royal Palace), Sc. 8 (he Kitchen at Hardup Hall), Sc. 9 (The Fairy Glen). Act Two: Sc. 10 (To the Palace), Sc. 11 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 12 (The Enchanted Forest), Sc. 13 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall), Sc. 14 (Murtle and the Mermaid), Sc. 15 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Crewe Theatre, Crewe. 18 December 1990 to 5 January 1991. Directed by Aubrey Phillips. Choreography by Aubrey Budd and Yvonne Nevitt. Book by Aubrey Phillips.Cast: May Simms (Villager), Aubrey Budd (Dandini), David Urwin (Prince Charming), Christine Webber (Cinderella), Peter Warren (Broker's Man), Paul Sheppard (Baron), Danny Ross (Buttons), Stephen Howe (Broker's Man), Norman Sheriffe (Ugly Sister), Joe Holroyd (Ugly Sister), Sarah Jones-Parry (Fairy Godmother). Bernard Dancers (Courtiers, Villagers, etc.). Juvenile Troupe from The Yvonne School of Dancing.
[Synopsis: The Village of Merryville, A Country Lane, The Woodland Glade, A Country Lane, The Kitchen, A Corridor, Cinderella' Coach and Ponies prepare for the Ball. Act II: Outside the Palace Gates, The Royal Ballroom, The Kitchen, Buttons Entertains, The Grand Finale.]
Woddis, Roger, and Steve Bell. "Cinderella '91: A Classless Pantomime." New Statesman and Society 3 (Dec. 21, 1990), 31-33.
[A Facetious Cinderella tale starring "Margaret Thatcher."]
Cinderella. The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds. 12 to 24 February 1991. Dir. Tony Craven. Choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane. Musical Director David Roper. Design by Hugh Durrant. Lighting by Graham McLusky. Proscenium Associate Producers Brian Hewitt-Jones and Chris Moreno. By arrangement with E & B/Triumph Pantomime Company. Cast:Dame Hilda Bracket (Fairy Godmother), Cheryl Taylor (Cinderella), Windsor Davies (Baron Hardup), Nigel Ellacott (Ugly Sister Alexis), Peter Robbins (Ugly Sister Krystle), Jonathon Morris from BBC TV's "Bread" (Buttons), Jon Sowden (Lord Chamberrlain), Natalie Cleverly (Dandini), Janet Dibley from TV's "The Two of Us" (Prince Charming), Dawson Chance & Willie [ventriloquist with hand puppet] (Brokers Men). Villagers, Guests at Ball, Animals, and Juveniles from The Mavis Booth School of Dance.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (Fairy Land), Sc. 2 (Village Square), Sc. 3 (Ante-Room at the Palace), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Woods), Sc. 6 (The Palace Courtyard), Sc. 7 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 8 (The Kitchen). Act Two: Sc. 1 (Palace Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Road from the Palace), Sc. 3 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir--Night), Sc. 5 (The Sisters' Boudoir--Morning), Sc. 6 (The Road from the Palace), Sc. 7 (Finale).]
[The programme to this production includes a six page illustrated essay by Alan Perks (copyright Proscenium Publications 1990) on "The Magic of Pantomine" in which he recounts the wonder of his first going to a Cinderella pantomime at Stockton-on-Tees--"a fairytale romance of love overcoming social barriers to stand triumphant."]
Cinderella (with a difference!). A Miss Laura's School of Dance Production. The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. 19-23 February 1991. Produced, Directed, and Choreographed by Laura Murray. Script by David Lee of Pantoni Productions, adapted by Laura Murray. Colin Sherwood, Stage Manager/Stage Director. Ruth Carr, Stage Direction Assistance. Alan Daniels, Musical Director. Scenery and Costumes by David Lee, with the assistance of Winn Murray, Sam Talling, Sylvia Davis, Jill Minter, Helen Emanuel. Back Stage assistance by Winn Murray. Rehearsal assistance by Yvonne Mythe. Dressers Margaret Smythe and Sam Talling. Make-up Artists Michelle Davis and Sue Houghton. Wigs washed and dressed by Lisa Wells.Cast: Kevin Coleman (Old Woman/Fairy Godmother), Sharon Parr (Prince Charming), Liz Smythe (Dandini), Barry Bethell (Baron Hardup), Caesar the Boogieman (Fanny Hardup), Dave Lee (Annie Hardup), Simon Nunney (Rusty Dusty the Brokers Man), Katie Budd (Cinderella), Ian Collins (Buttons), Scott Datchler (Puss in Boots). With 7 and a half alternative dwarfs, 67 children of Florizel, 32 Pussy Cats (children 5 and under), and an adult chorus of 26.

Cinderella. Key Theatre, Peterborough. 11 December 1991 to 18 January 1992. Written and directed by Tony Clayton. Choreography by Toni Lever & Jill Dawson. Musical direction by Tony Blunt. Scenery by Phil Bracey. Cast: Eileen Bell (Fairy Godmother), Toni Lever (Dandini), Dan Caulfield (Baron Hardup), Mel Warren (Semolina), Alex McKinley (Dorita),Harriet Benson (Cinderella), Ron Copsey (Buttons), Julie Livesey (Prince Charming), Alan Morley (Lord Chamberlain), and 35 villagers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Prologue, The Village of Stoneybroke, The Baron's Back Yard, Stoneybroke Forest, The Ladies' Boudoir, The kitchen of Stoneybroke Manor. The Prince's Ballroom, The Edge of the Forest, Back Home, Time for a Sing Song, The Royal Wedding. Musical Numbers: Act I: Overture (Orchestra), When The Sun Says Good-Morning To You (Dandini & Villagers), Where Would I Be Without You (Dorita & Semolina), Wishing (Cinderella), I'm In Favour of Friendship (Buttons), This Is The Moment To Live (Prince Charming), When The sun Says Good-Morning To You (reprise by Company), I Wanna Be Loved By You (Cinderella, Buttons, & Friends), Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Cinderella, Buttons, & Friends), Belle of the Ball (Corps de Ballet). Act II: Entracte (Orchestra), Minuet (Company), One Girl/Boy (Cinderella & Prince Charming), The Dicky Bird Hop ((Old Twinkletoes), In Love For The Very First Time (Prince Charming & Dandini), Just In Love (Cinderella & Prince Charming), Your Chance To Sing (Buttons), The Loveliest Night Of The Year (Wedding Guests), When The Sun Says Good-Morning To You (reprise by Company).]
Cinderella. The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis, UK. 12 December 1991 to 4 January 1992. Devised, Written, and Directed by Charles Burden. Choreography by Adelle Stephenson. Musical Director Julia Newson. Scenery supplied by Theatre Royal, Norwich.Cast: Cindy Day (Cinderella), Charles Burden and Maurice Moran (Alexis and Crystal, the Baron's Stepdaughters), Gary Snowden (Buttons), Paula Jensen (Prince Charming), Llewellyn Williams (Baron Hardup), Ginger Cowling (Dandini), Joane Hall (Fairy Godmother), The Lisa Davies Dancers and Children (Villagers, Huntsmen, Courtiers, etc. Shetland Pony and Fairy Coach supplied by Ian Lucken. With Lleyellyn Williams and Michael Brydon's Fantaisie en Noir.
[Synopsis: Act One: The Forest of Florizel, A Path in the Forest, A Corridor in Hardup Hall, A Path in the Forest, The Sister's Boudoir, A Room in the Palace, The Baronial Kitchen, The Land of Magic. Act Two: The Palace Gates, The Palace Ballroom, A Path in the Woods, The Village Square, In the Music Room, Outside the Palace Gates, The Royal Wedding.]
Cinderella. The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon. 12 December 1991 to 19 January 1992. Dir. Brian Hewitt-Jones & Chris Moreno. Choreography by Sam Spencer Lane. Musical Director Mark Cowling. Lighting by Mike Sheppard. Cast: June Brown (Fairy Godmother), Cheryl Taylor (Cinderella), Windsor Davies (Baron Hardup), Nigel Ellacott and Peter Robbins (Alexis and Krystle, the Ugly Sisters), Andrew O'Connor (Buttons), Ed Stewart (Lord Chamberlain), Amanda Bairstow (Dandini), Jan Hunt (Prince Charming. Juveniles from the Irene Hayes School of Dance Company, Villagers, Guests at Ball, Animals.
[Synopsis: Act One: Fairyland, Village Square, Ante-Room at the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Woods, A Room at the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Kitchen. Act Two: Palace Ballroom, Outside Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir -- Night, The Sisters' Boudoir -- Morning, The Road from the Palace, Finale.]
Cinderella. Kings Theatre, Southsea. Thurs. 12 December 1991 to Saturday 18 January 1992. Dir. Simon Barry. Musical Director, Chris Hocking. Choreography by Vanilla Miller.Cast: Ashley Paske (Dandini), Freddie Garrity (Buttons), Tony Monopoly (Prince Charming), Bill Buckley (Baron Hardup), Jennifer Suzanne (Cinderella0, Simon Bashford (Buttercup), Alan Vicars (Daisy), The Dreamers (Brokers Men), Joan Duffy (Fairy), Charmaine Dunn, Jane Wilde, Paul Baker, John Morosini-Whelan (Dancers). Pantomime Babes and Seniors.
[Synopsis: Act I: Sc. 1 The Village of Stoneybroke, Sc. 2 The Baron's Backyard, Sc. 3 The Forest, Sc. 4 An Ante-Room at Hardup Hall, Sc. 5 (The Baron's Kitchen), Sc. 6 The Transformation: The Snor Ballet; Cinderella's Magical Coach with real Shetland Ponies. Act II: Sc. 1 Outside the Palace Gates, Sc. 2 The Royal Ballroom, Sc. 3 On the Way Home, Sc. 4 Nearer Home, Sc. 5 Hardup Hall, Sc. 6 Song Sheet, Sc. 7 The Royal Wedding and Finale.]
Cinderella. Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. 18 December 1991 to 18 January 1992. Written, Directed, & Choreographed by Christopher Wren. Musical Director Caroline Humphris, Designer Helga Wood. A Kevin Wood Production. Cast: Daphne Neville (Fairy Godmother), Robert Kingswell (Baron Hardup), Dave Lynn & Graham James (Kaolin and Morphine, the Ugly Sisters), Emma Collier (Cinderella), Matthew Kelly (Buttons), Paul Manuel/ Christopher Wren (Prince Charming) Nick Williams (Dandini), Mark Seaman/Graham Seaman (Chamberlain), The Mollie Tanner Dancers (Villagers, courtiers, etc.), Tanwood Babes, Tanwood Dancers.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue, Sc. 1 (The Courtyard at Hardup Hall), Sc. 2 (The Grand Corridor at the Prince's Palace), Sc. 3 (The Tavern in the Forest), Sc. 4 (The Forest), Sc. 5 (The Library at Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 2 (The Royal Palace), Sc. 3 (Library at Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Bathroom at Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Search), Sc. 6 (The Library at Hardup Hall), Sc. 7 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. Grand Theatre, Swansea. 18 December 1991 to 2 February 1992. Written and Directed by Jon Conway. Choreography by Wendy Weaver. Musical Director John Quirk. Wardrobe, Tracy Liddiard. Set Design and Construction, National Theatre. Cast: Phillip Day (Dandini), Owen Money (Baron Hardup), Charlie Cairoli (Bailiff), Trevor Bradford (Sarah), Peter Thorne (Diana), Bobby Davro (Buttons), Linda Nolan (Cinderella), Claudie Cairoli (Fairy Godmother), Paul Gyngell (Prince Charming), Dancers. Children from Swansea Grand Theatre Dance School.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Town Square), Sc. 2 (A Winter Forest), Sc. 3 (A Spring Forest), Sc. 4 (The Ugly Sisters' Bedroom), Sc. 5 (Outside The Palace), Sc. 6 (In The Kitchen), Sc. 7 (A Transformation!). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 3 (In The Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Market Square), Sc. 5 (In The Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Market Square), Sc. 7 (Finale).]
Cinderella. His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen. 11 December 1992 to 9 January 1993. Dir. Tony Craven. Choreography by Jayne Longfield. Lighting Design by Bill Wardroper. Musical Director John Evans, Stage Manager Howard Jepson. Wardrobe Mistress Lynne Greig. Cast:Dame Hilda Brackett (Fairy Godmother), Sophie Louise Dann (Cinderella), Frederick Pyne (Baron Hardup), Robert Howie and Steward Permutt (Alexis and Krystal, the Ugly Sisters), Andy Gray (Buttons), Rachel Woolrich (Dandini), Helen Way (Prince Charming), Ward Allen (Broker's Man, with his Dog Roger), Villagers, Guests at the Ball, Aberdeen Academy of Dance (Babes).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (Fairyland), Sc. 2 (Village Square), Sc.3 (Ante-Room at the Palace), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (The Woods), Sc. 6 (The Palace Courtyard), Sc. 7 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 8 (Kitchen). Act Two: Sc. 1 (Palace Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Road from the Palace), Sc. 3 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir--Night), Sc. 5 (The Sisters' Boudoir--Morning), Sc. 6 (The Road From the Palace), Sc. 7 (Finale).]
Cinderella. Princess Theatre, Torbay (London). 18 December 1992 to 16 January 1993. Produced & directed by Charles Vance. Musical director Peter Brown & The Pete Brown Sound. Choreography Ruth Carr. A Prestige Plays Production. Cast: Maggie Dence (Fairy Godmother), Elizabeth Elvin (Dandini), Douglas Mounce (Major Domo), Clare Rimmer (Prince Charming), Adrian Varcoe (Fannie), Adrian Fletcher (Annie), Melissa Bell (Cinderella), Dennis Spencer (Baron Hardup), Bernie Clifton (Buttons). Villagers, courtiers, footmen, maids by pupils from the Pamela de Waal and the Torbay Schools of Dancing.
[Synopsis: Act I: Prologue (Storytime Lane), Sc. 1 (The Village of Florizel), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Royal Hunting Grounds), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (Somewhere Near the Palace), Sc. 6 (The Baronial Kitchen), Sc. 7 (Into Fantasy Land). Act 2: Sc. 8 (The Palace Gates), Sc. 9 (Prince Charming's Grand Ballroom), Sc. 10 (A Corridor in the Palace), Sc. 11 (The Sister's Boudouir), Sc. 12 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 12a (Back at Hardup Hall), Sc. 14 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 15 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. The Hawth Crawley, Crawley UK. Wednesday 16 December 1992 to Sunday 10 January 1993. Dir. Brian Cant. Written by Jon Condway & Brian Cant. Choreography by Debbi Lloyd. Cast: Nik Martin (Dandini), Brian Cant (Baron Hardup), Guido Omissi & Michael Callaghan (Ugly Sisters), Ross King (Buttons), Ulrika Jonsson (Cinderella), Audrey Maye (Fairy Godmother), Philip Day (Prince), Children of the Roshe School, Louise Clifford, Heidi Ashton, Luke Askew, David Hopkin, Fiona Scott, Anna Stacey (Chorus), Ponies by Luckens.
[Synopsis: Act One: Sc. 1 (The Twon Square), Sc. 2 (A Winter Forest), Sc. 3 (A Spring Forest), Sc. 4 (The Ugly Sisters' Bedroom), Sc. 5 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 6 (In the Kitchen), Sc. 7 (A Transformation). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Ballroom), Sc. 2 (Outside the Palace), Sc. 3 (In the Kitchen), Sc. 4 (The Market Square ), Sc. 5 (In the Kitchen), Sc. 6 (The Market Square), Sc. 7 (Finale).]
Cinderella: The Rags to Riches Fairy Story. Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth, Herts. December 1992 to January 1993. Writen by John Spillers. Directed by Bev Berridge. Choreography by Lisa Jayn. A Three Rivers Leisure Production. Cast: Bobby Crush (Buttons), Andrea Boardman (Cinderella), Alan Vickers and James Harman (Sharon and Tracy, the Ugly Sisters), Chris Carlsen (Baron Hardup), Joanne Cameron (Prince Charming), Sam-Antonia Rae (Dandini), Erika Vincent (Fairy Godmother), Lisa Jayn Dancers & Juveniles (Citizens & Children of the Kingdom of Florizel). Rocky and Rosie (Cinderella' Shetland Ponies).
[Synopsis: Act One: Storytime Lane, Near the City of Florizel, Outside Hardup Hall, A Woodland Path, Florizel Forest, On the Way Back to Hardup Hall, The Baronial Kitchen. Act Two: The Prince's Grand Ballroom, The Palace Gardens, The Chamber of Horrors (Uglies' Boudoir), Back in the Kitchen, Buttons' Partytime, The Royal Wedding.]
Cinderella. Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, Bucks. 1 January to 16 January 1993. Dir. David Lee and Jack Douglas. Script by David Lee. Additional Material by Jack Douglas, Wendy Craig, and Andy Cunningham. Company Manager Rita Proctor. Musical Director Andrew Rumble. Choreography by Rita Procter. Stage Manager Sarah Jane Vant. Scenery by Jessica Bowles and Dallasbridge Ltd. Costumes designed by Marie & Eve. Cast: Jonathon Morris (Buttons), Wendy Craig (Fairy Godmother), Jack Douglas (Baron Hardup), Andy Cunningham (Simon Bodger), Nicola Dawn (Cinderella), David Raven and Chris Hayward (Fannie and Annie), Katherine Beaver (Prince Charming), Emma Charles (Dandini), The Rita Proctor Dancers (People of Florizel), Children from The Redroofs and Jackie Palmer Theatre Schools (Children of Florizel). Luckens' Fairy Ponies. Snow Sequence by Snowboy.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue (Storytime Lane), Sc. 1 (The Village of Florizel), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Royal Hunting Grounds), Sc. 4 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (At the Edge of the Forest), Sc. 6 (The Baronial Kitchen), Sc. 7 (Into Fantasy Land). Act Two: Sc. 8 (Prince Charming's Grand Ballroom), Sc. 9 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 10 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 11 (Outside the Palace Gates), Sc. 12 (Back at Hardup Hall), Sc. 12a (Buttons' Backyard), Sc. 14 (The Royal Wedding Parade).]
Sinderella. Produced and directed by Jim Davidson. Choreography by Brian Rogers. Script by Jim Davidson and Brian Blackburn. After a Spring Tour in 1993, the show moved to the Cambridge Theatre, London, on 9 March 1994, until May 1994, returning for the month of November. Blackpool Opera House mid December to 31 December 1994. January 1995, beginning of a 16 week tour of England, Wales, and Scotland. December 1996, The Bristol Hippodrome. Revived in London as Sinderella Comes Again, January 1997, for a two week stint at the Shaftesbury, London, then on tour until May, 1997. 1997 Cast: Mia Carla (Fairy Godmother), Deborah Gorrigan (Fairy Mark II -- very sexy), Jess Conrad (Prince Charming), Dave Kristian (Dandini), Dave Lee (Ugly Sister), Roger Kitter (Ugly Sister), Dianne Lee (Cinderella), Jim Davidson (Buttons), The Oddballs (CIC, Dirty Mac, M.C. Cucumber), and sexy dancers who play with Buttons.
[Synopsis: Act I: Prologue. Stoneybroke-on-the-Dole, Village Square, The Stables of Hardon Hall, A Clearing in the Forest, The Sisters' Boudoir, The Kitchen at Hardon Hall, Transformation Scene. Act 2: Prologue, The Palace Gates, The Palace Ballroom, A Sinister Country Lane, The Haunted Hotel, Trying On the Slipper, The Royal Wedding.]
[This perpetual revival of the boob-oriented sex-tra-vaganza seems unstoppable in its four years of wandering about UK. The progress of the production has been marked by a few new jokes and lots more farting as the production returned to the Shaftesbury, where the Oddballs cover themselves with two balloons (sort of), and the babes look after Buttons and the Prince with an ever heightening concern.]
Cinderella. Grand Opera House. York. 20 December 1993 to 16 January 1994. Dir. Chris Moreno. Choreography by Hayley Batchelor. Musical Director Adam Tomlins. Lighting by Mick Thomas. Stage Manager Andy Bazley/ Cast: Frazer Hines (Buttons), Ronald Magill (Baron Hardup), Joanne Farrell (Cinderella), Anne Charleston (Fairy Godmother0, Frances Dodge (Prince Charming), Deborah McAndrew (Dandini), Stewart Permutt & Michael Kirk (Ugly Sisters), Tony Fisher (The Broker's Man), The Hayley Batchelor Dancers. The Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre (Babes).
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Prologue (Fairyland), Sc. 1 (The Village of Much Dawdling), Sc. 2 (The Ante Room at thePalace), Sc. 3 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 4 (The Woods), Sc. 5 (A Room at the Palace), Sc. 6 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 7 (Inside Hardup Hall), Sc. 8 (Kitchen). Act Two: Sc. 1 (The Ballroom of thePalace), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Baron's Barn), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir), Sc. 5 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 6 (Fairyland), Sc. 7 (The Royal Wedding).]
Cinderella. A Kevin Wood Panto. Waterman's Theatre, Brentford. Christmas 1993 to 1994. Directed by Kenneth Michaels. Script by Ian Billings. Sets by Colin Winslow and Chipping Norton. Designs by Adrian Linford. Lighting by Alan Hibbs. With Peter Hussey (Prince Charming, a reluctant hunter), Joanne Mansfield (sweet Cinders, a hunt saboteur), Alan Helm and Kenneth Michaels (Ugly Stepsisters, far more enduring than horrible), Jacqueline Morgan (Fairy Godmother presiding over an ultra-violet transformation scene), Ian Connop (a comical Baron Hardup), Peter Cutler (the zippy young Buttons, with his modest supply of sweeties from the local supermarket to entice kids in the audience).
[John Thaxter, reviewer for The Stage, 13 January 1994, praises the Prince/Cinders duet "Seeing is Believing," but notes the absence of much menace or attempts to chill young blood--"no 'look out, behind you', no Demon King, no Ghosts in the bedroom" in this Victorian music-hall production, with rolled perspective backdrops and cut out flats for the Prince's palace (p. 23).]
Cinderella. Beck Theatre, Hayes [England]. Christmas 1993 to 15 January 1994. Directed and written by Jonathan Clift. Produced by Basil Critchley. Cast: Rachel Hiew (Cinders), Emma Charles (Prince Charming), Varcoe and Fletcher (Ugly Sisters), Caroline Lawrie (Dandini), Neville Granger (the dithering Baron Hardup), Bradley Walsh (the madcap Buttons), and American actress Marion Ramsey swapping her movie personality cop's uniform to be Fairy Godmother ("in the States Fairy Godmothers dress differently").
[Julie Watterston, reviewer for The Stage, 13 January 1994, praises Ramsey's splendid, bubbly performance. An expensive production, colorful with only "a slight disappointment at the transformation scene which loses its magic by so obviously having a Cinderella replacement who does not even have the same hairstyle" (p. 24).]
Cinderella. Edin Court Theatre, Inverness [Scotland]. Christmas 1993 to 1994. Directed by Catherine Robins. Script by Catherine Robins and Bob Black. Music by Andy Thorburn. Lighting by Ross Corbett. Cast: Emily Winter (Cinderella), Dougal Lee (Prince Charming, a computer freak), Russell Hunter (Baron Stoneybroke), Jonathan Watson (Buttons, with a pet dinosaur), Ian Stuart Robertson and Lawrie MacNicol (the garish Ugly Sisters), Una McLean (Fairy Godmother), Julie Coomb (Dandini), Robin Cameron (General Factotum).
[Robins, who normally works with the Northern Ballet, includes a mimed morning-after-the-ball routine and a comic ballet in this production, along with a plethora of old and new slapstick routines.]
Cinderella. Kilmarnock Palace, Kilmarnock Scotland. Christmas 1993 to 15 January 1994. Directed by Bruce Gilmour and Anne Fields. Choreography by Patsy Murray. Musical Director Jim Cosker. A Kilmarnock and Loudoun District Council production in association with Mike Clark Entertainment. Cast: Louise Montgomery (Cinderella), Julie Miller (Fairy Godmother), David Lyndon (Prince Charming, "a hunk for whom the grown up girls openly howl"--John Moore, The Stage, Jan. 13, 1994, p. 24), Johnny Beattie and Nikki Young (The Uglies--"as formidable a pairing as can be got"), Ron Paterson (the compliant Baron), Anne Fields (the famously villainous Baroness), Graham McGregor (Buttons--"a big softie, a tall gentle sympathetic droll").
["A splendid example of Scottish pantomime"--John Moore.]
Cinderella. Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. Christmas 1994 to 1994. Director and producer Paul Kerryson. Music by Julian Kelly and Neil Bennett. Choreography by Nicole Carty. With Mandy Mayhew (Cinderella), Marc Warren (Prince Charming), Mitch Sebastian (Dandini), Paul Kerryson (Zippy, an up-dated Buttons character), Nigel P. Taylor (Zippy's buddy, Percy the dog), Russell Dixon and Alan Mosley (the Ugly sisters Listerine and Valderma).
[A super set, slick comedy, good timing and great audience rapport"--Quentin Clark, The Stage, 13 January 1994.]
Cinderella. Playhouse Theatre, Oxford, Christmas 1993 to 1994. A Muffin Production. With Alison Senior (Cinderella), Sheila Steafel (Fairy Godmother), Milton Johns (Baron Hardup), Christopher Scott and David Barry (Ugly Sisters Lysteria and Salmonella), David Pacquette (Buttons).
[Although it includes "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Pick Yourself Up," this production was a highly traditional and successful event. Steafel's Fairy Godmother is a reincarnation of Nellie Wallace--"the elastic-sided boots, the tottering gait and faltering steps, the confused, twittering speech pattern, the stiff neck"--David Howe, The Stage, 13 January 1994, p. 26.]
Cinderella. Playhouse Theatre. Newcastle. Christmas 1993 to 1994. Directed by Neil Murray. Written by Stuart Pearson. Music by Iain Johnstone. A Northern Stage Production. With Polly Pleasance (Isabella), Victoria Hardcastle (stepmother Claudia), Phillippa Wilson and Angela Lonsdale (stepsisters Claudine and Claudette), Walter James (the friendly Sgt. Puff), Morgan Petrie (Callum, the exiled Scottish Prince, also enslaved in the kitchen).
[In this version the oppressed Isabella, relegated to the kitchen and named Cinderella by the stepsisters, goes to the ball, dances with the Prince who seeks her out by means of the lost slipper, but rejects him in favor of her kitchen friend Callum. They both return to Scotland.]
Cinderella. Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl. Christmas 1993 to 1994. With Jenna Lees (Cinderella), the Australian twins Gayle and Gillian Blakeney, from the Aussie soap opera Neighbours(Prince Charming and Dandini), Adrienne Knight (an unsoppy Fairy Godmother), Fogwell Flax (Buttons), an inept team of Ugly Sisters, Ben Murphy (Baron Hardup), the children of the Gay Harris Dancers.
[The Aussie twins were a delight, the transformation scene magical with two white ponies as crowd pleasers, and so too a wittily choreographed fox hunting sequence; the ballroom set, costumes, and a funky Amadeus disco number were memorable, but the slack direction allowed scenes to go on far too long--Victor Hallett, The Stage, 13 January 1994, p. 27.]
Cinderella. Palace Theatre, Redditch. Christmas 1993 to 1994. Artistic Director Michael Dyer. Designs and lighting by John West. Musical director Andrew Rawle. Choreography by Davina Hooper. Script by John Field. Costumes from Costume Call of Coventry. With Theresa Discenza (Cinderella), Karen Heard (Prince Charming), Bob Hughes (hen-pecked father), Paul Hughes and Tony Lacey (Ugly Sisters), James Ganley (Buttons), Barbara Ziglis (Fairy Godmother).
["A simple straightforward telling of the fairy tale, and the development of the characters, a recipe which results in a clear, charming interpretation"--Ann FitzGerald, The Stage, 13 January 1994, p. 27.]
Cinderella. Shaw Theatre, London. Christmas 1993 to 1994. Directed by Audrey Maye and Bronie Dene. Music by Kevin Farrell and Alex Neal. Choreography by Peggy O'Farrell. With Dorothy Atkinson (Cinderella), Sandy Warr (Principal Boy), Charlotte Walker (Dandini), Russ Kane (Buttons), Graham Ashe and Norman Divall (Ugly Sisters Hyacinth and Geranium), Joane Hall (Baroness Hardup), Tricia Court (Fairy Godmother), Peggy O'Farrell Dancers (tap and other dance numbers).
[The cast includes several Capital Radio personalities (Russ Kane, Flying Eye reporter; Sandy Warr, GLR Breakfast Show; & Norman Divall, Capital Radio), who bring "in"-jokes and musical hall camp to the production. The perfor-mance of the vastly experienced Joane Hall echoes Hylda Baker and even Nellie Wallace--Peter Hepple, The Stage, 13 January 1994.]
Cinderella. Shaw Theatre, London. 4 December 1994 to 2 January 1995. Written and Directed by Ben Benison. Music by Ken Bolam. Designed by Richard Bullwinkle. A Borough of Camden Pantomime. Cast: Anna Conrich, Joycea Gobem, Earnestine Pearce, Julian Stanley (Courtiers), Debbie Ash (Dandini), Mick Wall (Wall), Alan Heap (Heap), Suzi Quatro (Prince Charming), Angela Moran (Baroness Hardup), Tom Henty (Charlotte), Bill Thomas (Euphonia), Johnny Worthy (Baron Hardup), Paul J. Medford (Buttons), Beejaye (Cinderella), Dawn Keeler (Fairy Godmother), Joycea Gobern (Lady Bountiful), Anna Conrich (Lady Plentiful), Joycea Gobern (Vicar), Julian Stanley (Footman).
[Synopsis: Act I: Sc. 1. A Clearing in the Wood, Sc. 2 Stonybroke Hall, Sc. 3 Stonybroke Hall Kitchen, Sc. 4 Outside the Hall, Sc. 5 The Sisters' Boudoir. Act II: Sc. 1 The Ball, in the Palace Garden, Sc. 2 The Palace Gates, Sc. 3 Stonybroke Hall Kitchen, Sc. 4 Another Clearing, Sc. 5 Kitchen, Sc. 6 Outside the Palace. Music: Act I: Overture, You Can Call Me PC (Prince Charming), Everybody's After Something (Baroness Hardup), Who Needs Chairs? (Buttons), Anywhere (Cinderella & Prince Charming), Push You Around (Cinderella, Ugly Sisters & Baroness Hardup), Am I Dreaming? (Cinderella). Act II: Am I Dreaming (Reprise -- Prince Charming & Cinderella), Find Her/Beautiful Woman (Prince Charming), Am I Dreaming (Reprise -- Cinderella), Nothing Wrong with Dreaming (Buttons), Got to Find the Foot that Fits (Heap & Wall), We've Done It (Baroness Hardup & Ugly Sisters), We've Done It (Reprise -- Baroness Hardup, Ugly Sisters, & Heap & Wall), Do You Take This Woman (Vicar & Company).]
Cinderella. Hull's New Theatre. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Director/scriptwriter David Lee. Music by Paul Mellors Orchestra. Choreography by Rita Proctor. With Deborah Winn (Cinderella), Katherine Beaver (Prince Charming), Joanne Cameron (Dandini), Robert Fyfe (Baron Hardup), Paul Hendy (Buttons), David Raven (Fanny), Chris Haywood (Annie), Juliette Kaplan (Fairy Godmother), Malcolm Lord (Bungle / Geoffrey the footman), Roy Skelton (Zippy / George / the King), The Rita Proctor Dancers, The Pamela Gray Juveniles, and Lucken's Fairy Ponies in the snow sequence at the end of Act I.
[Fyfe and Kaplan are celebraties from BBC TV series The Last of the Summer Wine.]
Cinderella. Theatre Royal, Lincoln. Christmas 1994 to 1995. A Paul Elliott/Chris Moreno Production. Music by Keith Richards. Cast: Jodie Jackson (Cinderella), Liz Hobbs (Prince Charming), Helen Atkins (Dandini), David Griffin (Baron Hardup), Frazer Hines (Buttons), Stirling Rodgers and Brian Godfrey (Ugly Sisters), Jean Rogers (Fairy Godmother), Andrew Ramsay (Lord Chamberlain), Janet Ashton Babes, and Marie Booth, Lara Cotterill, Natasha Keiler, Andrea Kwaitkowski, Alison Seedon, and Peter Cunningham as townsfolk and ball guests.
[The wardrobe of the nasty sisters gets more outrageous with every appearance, but Buttons steals the show.]
Cinderella. De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Dir. Dougie Squires. Choreography by Colin Sangster. Produced by the Leicester City Council and The Montrose Organisation. Cast: Liz May Brice (Cinderella), Martin Strassen (Prince Charming), Wendy Craig (Nanny/Fairy Godmother), Jeff Stevenson (Buttons), Martin Ballard and Peter Thorne (Ugly Sisters), Steve McFadden and James Crossley.
[This panto was used to relaunch the De Montfort Hall after its massive face lift.]
Cinderella. Civic Theatre, Doncaster. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Dir. Duggie Chapman. Music from Laurence Knight Sounds Trio. Cast: Maggie O'Hara (Cinders), Sylvia Foxall (Prince Charming), Alicia Morgan (Dandini), Derek Lewis (Baron Hardup), Duggie Brown (Buttons), Stephen Howe and Roger Darrock (Ugly Sisters), Jackie Grimwood (Fairy Godmother), Daniel Ray (General Factotum), Jackie Everton Dancers and Juveniles.
["It all goes to show that, with good advance publicity, a strong cast and a well dressed, bright, pacey show, it is not necessary to stuff a pantomime with over priced 'names' from the soaps to be successful"--Roger Holmes, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 19.]
Cinderella. Newpalm's Chelmsford Civic Theatre. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Directed by John Newman. Cast: Alison Cox (Cinders), Elaine Gibbs (Prince Charming), Sharon Goodman (Dandini), Denis Huett (Buttons), Lionel Chilcott (Baron Hardup), Derek Connell and David Horne (Bella and Donna, the Uglies who parade at one point as Joanna Lumley and Edna Everage), Sylvia Carson (Fairy Godmother), Kevin Ashley (Goblin Badfather), young ladies from the Weston School of Dancing.
["There's plenty of dry ice and flashing lights on stage and many a hoarse voice in the audience by the time we have been through the ghost sequence, Old Macdonald and all the rest. There's a black ballet, a visit by a menagerie of marsupials and the Lion King and the usual chases through the auditorium"--Hugh Homan, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 20.]
Cinderella. Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple. Christmas 1994 to 1995. A Mark Cartier Production. Book by Norman Robbins. Choreography by Alison Perriam. Musical director Simon Hanson. With Lorna Casey (Cinderella), Adele Harris (Prince Charming), Laura Whittard (Dandini), Steve Stevens (Buttons--a show stealer), Simon Peters (Baron Hardup), Alan Vicars and James Harman (Ugly Sisters), Mike Stoneham (Major Domo), and senior dancers Lee Lomas, Craig Thompson, Elizabeth Law, Helen Chambers, Juliette Street, and Tania Moore. The ponies were from an Ilfracombe stable.
[Fifteenth season for Alan Vicars as an Ugly Sister, and twenty-first season for James Harman.]
Cinderella. Wimbledon Theatre. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Directed by Paul Elliot and Kim Gavin. Written by Paul Elliott. Musical Director Paul Jury. Associate Producers Brian Hewitt-Jones/Chris Moreno. Choreography by Kim Gavin. Lighting by Joe Atkins. Wardrobe by Ros Williams. With June Whitfield (Fairy Godmother), Sally Meen (Cinderella), Caroline Dennis (Prince Charming), Claire Callaghan (Dandini), Mark Curry (Buttons), Rolf Harris (Baron Hardup), Nigel Ellacott and Peter Robbins (Ugly Sisters), Robin Askwith and Ian Botham (Broker's Men), Tony Hudson (Lord Chamberlain), numerous villagers, and The Babette Langford Young Set. Ponies supplied by George W. Gold.
[Sally Meen is a popular TV weather forecaster who turns in a lively performance. Ian Botham, a living cricket legend, bats chocolates into the audience at unexpected and expected moments throughout the production. The Uglies parade through a dozen or so costume changes. At one point, as they try to secure the Broker's men as their beaus, after Cinderella has wrapped up the Prince, one of the large balloon breasts of the elegant but ugly sisters bursts; the other balloon then slips down below her waist as if she were pregnant, which gains her a reluctant broker.]
Cinderella. The Ferneham Hall, Fareham, UK. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Musical director, Charle Round-Turner. With Natalie Poyser (Cinderella), Sarah Haque (Prince Charming), Claire Jeater (Dandini), Wayne Jackman (Buttons), Craig Douglas (Baron Hardup), Mark Squires and David Robbins (Tracey and Sharon Hardup), Pamela Power (Fairy Godmother), The Alverstoke School of Dance.
[In this production the Fairy Godmother even agrees to marry Baron Hardup to make the wishes work out.]
Cinderella. Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Directed by Lawrence Bate. Costumes by Anna Dawson. With Bonnie Spencer (Cinderella), Jason Pimblett (Prince Charming), Peter Seaton-Clark (Dandini), Alex Dyke (Buttons), Jack Dahl (Baron Hardup), Vivien Russell (Gertrude), Paddi Parnell (Isobella), Anna Dawson (Fairy Godmother), Shanklin Theatre Dancers and Gillian Cartwright Dancers.
["The Ugly Sisters were actually played by women, which didn't really work. Therefore there was none of that camp and innuendo flavoured humour that can bring a panto to life"--John Hannam, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 21.]
Cinderella. Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Script by David Wood. Directed by Mike Fields. Sets by David Thomas. Costumes by David Knapman. With Catherine York (Cinderella), Steven Faulkner (Prince), Pip Hinton (Fairy Godmother), Sean Wilton and Andy Hough (Bella and Donna), Susan Lee Hayward and Adam Baug (mice), Craig Deegan (Cuckoo), David Timson, Nan Keer, Robert Beach, Brian Hewlett.
[Black and white costumes add to the charming, fairytale quality of this production--"a gorgeous story bursting with imagination, loaded with brilliance, music, and robust fun"--Carol Carver, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 22.]
Cinderella. New Theatre, Cardiff. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Directed by Trudy Moffatt. Produced by Paul Elliott for E&B Productions. Musical director Nick Steward. Choreography by Kevan Allen. With Elizabeth Watts (Cinders), Adrian Mills (Prince Charming), Kevin Devine (Dandini), Ronnie Corbett (Buttons), Peter Byrne (Baron Hardup), Patton Brothers (Ugly Sisters Buttercup and Tulip), Carmen Silvera (Fairy Godmother), Richard Trethowan (Lord Chamberlain), Ward Allan and his dog (Broker's Man and Dog Roger), Olive Guppy Olivettes.

Cinderella. Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. Christmas 1994 to 1995. With Suzanne Dando (Cinderella), Bruce Roberts (Prince Charming), Ross King (Buttons), the Grumbleweeds (Dandini, Baron Hardup, and a Brokers Man), Gladiators' Lighting (Fairy Godmother), Stewart Permutt and Tim Diggle (the Ugly Sisters).
[The Grumbleweeds are a popular TV comedy trio, known for hilarious highjinks. This production relied heavily on TV personalities in its casting.]
Cinderella. Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, UK. Christmas 1994 to 1995. With Julia Jones (Cinderella), Sammy Fonfé (Prince Charming), Emma Jo-Read (Dandini), Darren Ruston (Buttons), Julien Aston and Stephen David (Broker's Men), Sally Collins (Fairy Godmother), Graham Ray (jolly Baron Hardup), David O'Brien and Roy Miles (the Ugly Sisters, Raquel and Tanya), Head Girl, Saphron Alynda, and villagers from local dance schools, and Moonbeam (the Pony).
[Uses lots of pop songs.]
Cinderella. The Players. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Dir. Dominic Le Fos and Geoffrey Brawn. Choreography by Doreen Hermitage. A Victorian H.J. Byron Cinderella, adapted by Maurice Browning. With Eleanor McCready (Fairy Queen), Clifton Todd and Simon Masterton-Smith (Ugly Sisters).
["The curtain opens on a wintry dell in the Emerald Isle. Thence, we're wafted to Baron O'Leary's kitchen in Cashal Castle to meet Cinderella. A little later we are allowed to enter the boudoir of her far from fragant ugly sisters and become privy to their odious machinations. En route, Shakespeare has somehow become embroiled in the script. King Lear has become Baron O'Leary and Cordelia (Lear's gentle daughter) is now Cordelia aka Cinderella. The rest of the action develops fast and furiously, embroidered by couplets in rhyme occurring without reason once upon a time in Tipparary. The pianist extraordi-naire's accompaniment ranges through the entire repertoire of western music from Bach to Verdi, to Balfe and Wagner. The whole confection is served in the most tasteful fashion by the large and hugely talented company"--Sidney Vauncez, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 24.]
Cinderella. Tewkesbury, UK. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Script by Norman Robbins. Directed by John Bromley. Musical director Chris Roebuck. Choreography by Cassandra Pogmore. With Deborah Bundy (Cinderella), Paula Tappenden (Prince Charming), Samantha Keeling (Deborah Bundy), Gary Payne (Buttons), Rob Swinton (Baron Hardup), Hayward Morse and Robert Howie (Ugly Sisters, Hysteria and Nausia), Virginia Lester (Fairy Godmother), Nick Wilkes (Major Domo), Brenda Maber (Groom), Oliver Ellis (snooty Footman), Paul Fordham, Emma Gannon, Paul Goddard, Oonagh Hughes, Bev Rudman, Nick Wilkes, and Jess Woollins as Villagers.

Cinderella. Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, UK. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Dir. Paul Laidlaw. Musical director Richard Holmes. With Barbara Windsor (Fairy Godmother), Gayle Blakeney, from TV's Neighbours (Cinderella), Brooke Greville (Prince Charming), Simon Bodger (Buttons), Nicholas Evans (Baron Hardup), Gorden Kaye and Roger Kitter (Ugly Sisters), Graham Rogers (The Chamberlain--an "unusually adept performance for a television presenter").
["If one test of a successful panto is the extent of audience participation, then this first Christmas show at the magnificent new Anvil achieved top marks." The Ugly Sisters have one amazing moment when they open their costumes to reveal the bars of the Rovers Return and the Queen Vic. This was "a panto of 'big names' driven by the large scale personality of Windsor"--Bryan Gibson, The Stage, 6 January 1995, p. 24.]
Cinderella. The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, UK. Christmas 1994 to 1995. Written and directed by John David. Produced by Lee Dean. Music by Anthony Ingle. Choregraphy by Wayne Sleep. With Jayne Collins (Cinderella), Melanie and Martina Grant (Dandini and the Prince), Wayne Sleep (Buttons), Frederick Pyne and Christopher Beeny (Ugly Sisters), Neville Granger (Baron Hardup), Peggy Mount (Fairy Godmother), Stephen J. Dean, The Betty Laine Dancers.
["Wayne Sleep danced as only he can. He was Buttons with pathos, as a singer, actor and, with children on stage, the cabaret artist in the ballroom. Peggy Mount as Fairy Godmother made a splendid motherly good spirit. She went to the ball too and danced the Swan Lake cygnet divert with the master. Sleep described it as Swan Pond"--Peter Tadlow, The Stage, no. 5934, 6 January 1995, p. 24.]
Cinderella: A Traditional Family Pantomime. Palace Theatre, Watford. 8 December 1995 to 13 January 1996. Written by Roy Hudd. Dir. Deborah Shaw. Choreography by Louise Ann Wesley. Design by Mark Hinton. Cast: Beejaye (Columbine), Pamela Cundell (Fairy Godmother), Emma Cunniffe (Cinderella), Chris Emmett (Christobelle), Elizabeth Hayward (Dandini), Cameron Jack (Harlequin), Nick Raggett (Buttons), David Shaw-Parker (Baron Hardup), Nick Staverson (Nickole), Louise Ann Wesley (Prince Charming). Children's Chorus of Apples and Oranges.
[Synopsis: Act 1: Sc. 1 (The Birth of Pantomime), Sc. 2 (The Village Square - We meet our friends and others), Sc. 3 (Hardup Hall - mathematics for mugs), Sc. 4 (The Royal Estate - kingship and kindness, two sisters swindled, and a romance kindled), Sc. 5 (The Filthy First Floor of Hardup Hall - the sisters seethe while Cinders sings), Sc. 6 (The Prince's Palace - the search begins), Sc. 7 (A Street in the Prince's Principality - P.C. requests the pleasure), Sc. 8 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall - dastardly deeds, magical modifications, and a wish come true). Act 2: Sc. 1 (The Palace, Watford - the story so far), Sc. 2 (The Royal Ballrooms - merriment, men, and midnight), Sc. 3 (Hardup Hall - after the ball), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Boudoir - mission impossible), Sc. 5 (Hardup Avenue - a royal visit), Sc. 6 (The Kitchen of Hardup Hall - Fidgety feet and a fitting finish), Sc. 7 (Buttons' New Digs - junior opportunity knocks), Sc. 8 (The Royal Banqueting Hall - celebrations and same time next year). Musical Numbers: Act 1: Overture (Orchestra), Comme Lasses and Lads (Harlequin & Columbine), Cinderella (The Company). Christmas Medley (The Company), The Chestnut Tree (Buttons & Children's Chorus), My Favorite Things (Christobelle & Nickole). Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Children's Chorus), Winter Wonderland (Prince Charming), I've Just Seen a Face (Prince Charming, Harlequine, and Columbine). There's a Hole in My Bucket (Cinderella, Christobelle & Nickole), For Emily Wherever I May Find Her (Prince Charming), Come to the Ball (Orchestra & Company). Come to the Ball Reprise (Company), Widdicombe Fair (Fairy Godmother). Act 2: Entr' Acte (Orchestra). Beethovan's Minuet in G (Orchestra), Wine, Women and Song (Orchestra-Johann Strauss), A Hymn to Men (Christobelle & Nickole), You and You (Orchestra-Johann Strauss), For Emily Wherever I May Find Her Reprise (Prince and Orchestra). The Star of the Country Down (Dandini and Company). Come Lasses and Lads Reprise (The Company). I'm a Little Worm (Buttons), Come Lasses and Lads Reprise (Company).]
Cinderella: The Greatest Pantomime of the All. Richmond Theatre, Surrey. 15 December 1995 to 27 January 1996. Director/Choreographer Lionel Blair. Designer Hugh Durrant. Musical Director, David Oliver. Lighting Designer Francis Reid. Company Manager, Leslie Mills. Wardrobe, Rodney Worth. Cast: Carmen Silvera (Fairy Godmother), Leslie Ash from TV's Men Behaving Badly (Cinderella), Gavin Campbell from TV's That's Life (Baron Hardup), Fred Evans and Phil Randall (Patsy and Edina, The Ugly Sisters), Lionel Blair (Buttons), Fogwell Flax (Dandini), Leslie Mills (Major Domo), Bruce Roberts from TVs Home and Away (Prince Charming). The Babette Langford Young Set (Babes), Dancers. Reg Grant Ponies.
[Synopsis of Scenes: Act One: Sc. 1 (Fairyland), Sc. 2 (Outside Hardup Hall), Sc. 3 (The Courtyard of Prince Charming's Palace), Sc. 4 (The Kitchen at Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (Back at the Palace Courtyard), Sc. 6 (Fairyland). Act Two: Sc. 1 (Fairyland), Sc. 2 (The Palace Ballroom), Sc. 3 (On the Way Back Home), Sc. 4 (The Sisters' Bedroom at Hardup Hall), Sc. 5 (Village Green), Sc. 6 (Sisters' Bedroom Again), Sc. 7(The Palace Courtyard), Sc. 8 (Fairyland & Finale).]
Cinderella. Hippodrome. Birmingham. 21 December 1995 to 17 February 1996. "Britain's biggest pantomime." Dir. Carole Todd. Designed by Hugh Durrant. Associate Producers Peter Tod, Brian Hewitt-Jones, Chris Moreno. With Jodie Jackson (Cinderella), Gary Wilmot (Buttons), Rolf Harris (Baron Hardup), Nigel Ellacott and Peter Robbins (The Ugly Sisters), International skating star Robin Cousins (Dandini), "Keeping Up Appearances"' Judy Cornwell (Fairy Godmother), Paul Gyngell (Prince Charming), Bob Carolgees with "Spit" the Dog (The Broker's Man), and The Birmingham Stage School.

Cinderella. Derngate Theatre, Northampton. 20 December 1995 to 28 January 1996. Dir. Ray Cornell. Barrie C. Stead, Executive Producer. Script by Ian Billings. Choreography by Lee Lauren. With children's TV star Joe Ball (Cinderella), children's TV star Toby Anstis (Buttons), "Oswald the Ostrich" Bernie Clifton (Baron Hardup), Bella Emberg (Fairy Godmother), Garry Kilby (Prince Charming), Northants Radio DJ Neil Bentley (Major Domo), Trevor Bradford and Austin Prince (The Ugly Sisters). Featuring the sensational Perrier Petite Ponies.

Cinderella. Chichester Festival Theatre. Chichester. 13 December 1996 to 11 January 1997. Directed by Jonathan Kiley. Choreography by Dollie Henry. Set Design by Hugh Durrant. Costum design by Tim Goodchild. Musical Director Kelvin Thomson. Lighting by Francis Reid.Cast: Dora Bryan (Fairy Godmother), Jamie Benson (Cinderella), Ray Meagher (Baron Hardup), Brian Godfrey (Sharon, ugly sister), David Morton (Tracy, ugly sister), Bobby Davro (Buttons), Kate O'Sullivan (Dandini), Ann Sidney (Prince Charming), Dawson Chance & Willy (Brokers Men), Christopher Fennell (Lord Chamberlain), Villagers & Courtiers, and Babes from the Teresita Marsden School of Dancing. Ponies from Gold's Platinum Ponies.
[Synopsis: Act I: Fairyland, The Village Square, The Palace Courtyard, Outside Hardup Hall, The Royal Forest, Outside Hardup Hall, Fairyland, The Kitchen & Transformation. Act II: The Palace Ballroom, The Road from the Palace, Outside Hardup Hall, The Sisters' Boudoir-Night, The Sisters' Boudoir-Morning, The Road from the Palace, The Royal Wedding at the Palace.]
Cinderella. Birmingham Hippodrome. 19 December 1996 to 15 February 1997. Starring Matthew Kelly (Buttons), The Chuckle Brothers (Ugly Sisters), Bruce Roberts (Prince Charming), Suzanne Dando (Cinderella), Vicki Michelle (Fairy Godmother), Robert Duncan (Mother Goose), Andy Crane, with special appearance of The White Power Ranger. "The World's Greatest Traditional Pantomime."

Cinderella's Sinful Fellas. Fox Theatre, London. 23 December 1996 to 4 January 1997. Devised by Mark Davis and Eamon Geoghegan.
["A Christmas offering for adults with a "Carry On" sense of humour"--Time Out1-8 January 1997. No. 1376, p. 124.]
Cinderella, by David Cregan. Music by Brian Protheroe. Dir. Kerry Michael. Theatre Royal. Stratford East. London. 28 November 1998 to 23 January 1999. 77 performances. Cast: Fiona Wade (Cinderella). Paul Keating (Buttons). Jim McManus (Baron Jones), Amanda Gordon (Sam), Jamie Zukairi (Jack), Alwyne Taylor (Queen Charlotte), Colin Roy (King James), Dean Maynard (Prince Hugo), Debra Michaels (Fairy Godmother), Brian Protheroe (Mrs Joy Da Palma), Rebecca Deren (Lymphida), Natalie Finn (Cloaca).
[Brian Protheroe stoie the show as Mrs Joy Da Palma in this revival of the 1991 pantomime. "Unusually, Cregan's snappy script avoids topical jokes and local references, giving a fine cast the chance to carry the story on their own merits...The sets are sumptuous, the music's soppy when serious but often quite funny. All in all it makes great entertainment that drives the under 7's crazy and can't fail to please most of their elders" - Time Out.]
Cinderella in Boots. Written by Jelena Budimer and Joseph Morton. Directed by Mary Ward. Presented by Chicken Shed Theatre, London. December 1998 to 16 January 1999.
["The Chicken Shed's open-door policy is laudable - the kids involved looked delighted and it's refreshing to see actors in wheelchairs on stage - but making room for 140 amateurs proves more counter-productive than impressive. Cumbersomely directed by Ward, the throng distract from the main action unattractively confined to the front of the stage. Christine Niering's choreography becomes messy when danced by so many. Attempts to appeal to all ages similarly doesn't succeed. Budimir and Morton's script is directed at adults, leaving the colour of the set and movement to enrapture their offspring. But the sweet design leaves the stage bare while the costumes look wonderful on the main characters but dull elsewhere. Even the hilarious improvising of Peter Dowse as Cinderella's friend Mop isn't enough to rouse the panto spirit" - Time Out, 16-30 December 1998.]
Angela Carter: Cinderella: A New Telling of an Old Story. Staged by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott, Lee Simpson, and Neil Bartlett. Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. 27 November 1998 to 9 January 1999. 50 performances. Magic and illusions by Paul Kieve. Music and Songs by Chris Larner. Lighting by John Linstrum. Cast: Sherry Baines, Imogen Claire, Angela Clerkin, Jonathan Coyne, Martin Freeman, Richard Katz, Andy Smart.
["Angela Carter loved the theatre - especially panto. She loved it because it was ridiculous, vulgar, impossible and dangerous, and she loved it because it was part of her London childhood. In all her stories she was fascinated by the power of theatrical illusion - by the way in which words, costumes and stories can both set you free and entrap you. Her version of Cinderella was written in 1993. It is just six-and-a-half pages long - and in those pages she manages to tell the whole story three times. Her telling of the tale is cruel, dark and full of questions. What did Cinderella's father think he was doing? Why does this feel like a story which is all about women, but the only people with any money are men? Why do we blame the stepmother for loving her daughters so fiercely when we approve of the first mother's equally fierce love for hers? Why did the story get tidied up so that there is no blood, so that the dead mother becomes a twinkly `Fairy Godmother', so that Cinders is sweet and demure instead of scared, rebellious, thrilled? We have taken Carter's ... pages and used them as a guide and as an inspiration. We've kept some of her jokes and been frightened and moved by the images she conjures. And we've tried to make the kind of theatre she might have wanted to spend a night out in" - Neil Bartlett, from the program.
"Improbable Theatre have waved their magic wand at panto, puppetry and improvisation and conjured up a family show that's distinctively spontaneous and often breathtaking in execution. The show opens with the cast predicting `bits when we get things wrong': the early scenes' improvisatory roughness around the edges proves their point. Some trusty `behind you!' antics get things going, and soon we have half a dozen singing mice, newspaper scrunching to form Cinders' dad and dead mum, and a life-size ultraviolet carriage rattling towards a Prince who seeks seduction lessons from his perky batman, Buttons. Cinderella is uncharacteristically unsoppy, in a production that rejoices in indicating her story's crap bits. That tongue-in-cheekiness happily marries to Carter's dark concerns, as Improbably whip up an atmosphere of gruesomeness and wonder in their toy-box Victorian Theatre. If on this occasion they're sometimes over-reliant on their spirit to get by, well, with a spirit this big, audiences will gladly indulge them" - Time Out.]
Cinderella. The Anvil, Basingstoke (UK). Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Written and Directed by Christopher Lillicrap and Jeanette Ranger. Cast: Kerry Ann Smith (Cinderella), Keith Chegwin (Buttons), Andrea Lowde (Prince Charming), Karen Clegg (Dandini), Gemma Craven (Fairy Godmother), Brian Cant (a dippy Baron Hardup), John Jardine and John Foley (Ugly Sisters).

Cinderella. Hippodrome, Birmingham. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Jonathan Kiley. Paul Elliott production, adapted by Keith Simmons. Rococo style sets and costumes. Cast: Catherine Debenham-Taylor (Cinderella), Ben Nealon (Prince), Brian Conley (Buttons), Ventriloquist Dawson Chance with Willy the Turtle (the Baron), Danny La Rue (the Baron's new French wife), David Morton and Brian Godfrey (Ugly sisters), Malcolm Boyden (Dandini), Miquel Brown (funky, rapping Fairy).

Cinderella. Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Written by David Baldock. Cast: Lucille Barclay (Cinderella), Roy Blackwell (Prince Charming), Susan Lee Burton (Dandini), Julie Anne Barnett (Lucretia, the wicked step-mum), Anne-Louise Wildman and Nicole Freedman-Wright (Ugly Sisters Avon and Calling), Mary-Bernadette Baker (trainee fairy), Stephen Prater (Baron Hardup, on Magic Unction most of the time, "so he doesn't know what he has let himseof in for" - Hugh Homan, The Stage, 31 December 1998, p, 20).

Cinderella. Arts Link, Camberley (UK). Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Gordon Jay. Choreography by Pamela Mackenzie. Cast: Justine Balmer (Cinders), Adam Sinclair (Prince Charming), Peter Jamieson (Dandini), Matthew Ashforde (Buttons),Gordon and Bunny Jay (Ugly Sisters Buttercup and Daisy), Nicholas Smith (Baron Hardup), Dee Livingstone (muddle-headed Fairy Godmother).
[A troupe of baronial kitchen maids wielding feather dusters do a slick tap number. The tossing of goodies to the audience is integrated into a fully-fledged musical number. - Roy Martin, for The Stage.]
Cinderella. Dorking. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Choreography by Samantha Lindsay. Dorian Collins, pianist. Cast: Lucy Alexander (Cinders), Lisa Williams (Prince Charming), Paula Jennings (Dandini), Andrew Lynford (Buttons), Audrey Leybourne (Fairy Godmother), Adrian Fletcher and David Paul McClements (Ugly Sisters Buttercup and Daisy).

Cinderella. Courtyard Arts Centre, Hereford. Christman 1998 to 1999. Dir. Jonathan Stone. Written by Lyndsay Maples. Costumes by Anita Spurr. Choreography by Val Jones. Cast: Astrid Wilson (Cinders), Matthew Watkins (Buttons), Kenneth Collard and Kevin Tillett (Ugly Sisters Pansy and Primrose).
[Ian Barge, The Stage, praises the Ugly Sisters for "their Hogarthian gusto and grotesquerie" (31 December 1998, p. 18).]
Cinderella. The Palace, Manchester. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Jim Davidson. Script by Bryan Blackburn. Laser lighting, white ponies, and puppet show. Cast: Isla Fisher (Cinderella), Darren Day (Prince Charming), Barnaby (Buttons), Jon Emmanuel (Dandini), Ruth Madoc (Fairy Godmother), Simon Bashford and Mark Two (Ugly Sisters), Baron Blobby.

Cinderella. Grange Arts Centre, Oldham (UK). Christmas 1998 to 1999. Written and directed by Jeffrey Longmore and Linda Jane Holmes. Cast: Rosanne Priest (Cinderella), William Meredith (Prince Charming). Byron McGuiness (Buttons), Jeffrey Longmore and Sherry Ormerod (Ugly Sisters), Laura Porter (Scottish Fairy Godmother), Linda Jane Holmes (Baroness Hardup).

Cinderella. The Gatehouse, Stafford. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Robert Warner. Choreography by Michelle Blair. Cast: Louisa Landon (Cinderella), Glenn Hugill (Prince Charming), Lynda Baron (Fairy Godmother), Chris Quinten (Buttons), Phil Rose and Keith Morris (Ugly Sisters Scary and Sporty). Gatehouse Dancers.

Cinderella. The Roses, Tewkesbury. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Robert Hamlin. Written by Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton. Musical score by Bob Eaton and Sayan Kent. Cast: Sally Ann Burnett (Cinderella), Laveday Smith (Prince Charming), Martha Collins (Dandini), Tina Gray (Fairy Godmother), Stephen Swift (Buttons), Mark Roper and Mathew Scarlett (Ugly Sisters Veruca [pronounced Veroo ka-ka-ka] and Flatula), Timothy Kightley (Baron Hardup). The Uglies enter as space voyagers and depart as giant Teletubbies.

Cinderella. The Hall for Cornwall, Truro. Christmas 1998 to 1999. Dir. Basil Chritchley.Cast: Heather-Jay Jones (Cinderella), Scott Smith (Prince), Robbie Dee (Buttons), Don Crann (Baron Hardup), Norman Robbins and Martin J. Kingston (Ugly Sisters).

Cinderella! Colour House Theatre. London. Christmas 1999 to 2000. Wheelhouse Production.

Cinderella. Adapted and directed by John Waters. Drayton Court, West Ealing (London). Christmas 1999 to 2000. Presented by Comyuns Carr.

Cinderella. Players Theatre. Christmas 1999 to 2000. Traditional Victorian panto from an original 1860 script.

Cinderella. By Rossini. Presented by Music Theatre London. Drill Hall Theatre. Christmas 2000 to 2001.

Cinderella 2 - Gentlemen Prefer Wands. By Tony Britten and Nicholas Broadhurst. Drill Hall Theatre. Christmas 2000 to 2001.
[Featuring arias and ensembles gleaned from Rossini's operas.]
The Glass Slipper. By Stephen Sharkey. Dir. Erica Whyman. Design by Soutra Gilmour. Music by Michael Oliva. Presented by Southwark Players. Christmas 2000 to 20 January 2001. Cast: Alison Pettitt (Ella), Bridgitta Roy (Jane humbleton, Ella's mother), Rupert Bates (Obadiah Humbleton/King George III), John Macaulay (Prince Hubert of Krakerwitz-Coburg), Eluned Jones (stepmother Augusta Snifflewick), Melissa Collier (stepsister Charlotte Snifflewick), Hannah Stokely (Euphronia).
[Set in 18th-century Camberwell, with takes on George III and hot-air ballooning in Peckham market (the prince is a hot-air balloon enthusiast) the play offers nice historical touches surrounding Southwark of 200 years ago. Britannia Spiers sings George III's favorite ballad, "The Roast Beef of Olde Englande." Review by Lyn Gardner, The Gardian, December 2000: "Charm is not always a virtue in the theatre, but Stephen Sharkey's variation on the Cinderella story combines charm with such keen intelligence that the result is a really delightful piece of theatre, rough and crinkly around the edges but all melting heart at its centre. This is neither a pantomime nor a children's show, but a piece of grown-up theatre. Sharkey transposes the story to 18th-century London and the reign of George III, who is not yet mad but in Rupert Bates's lovely performance just deliciously dotty. Ella Humbleton's mother dies shortly after giving birth to her only daughter. Daughter grows up with a negligent father who spends his time shooting tigers in India, but when he marries for money, Ella finds her comfortable life transformed. She is forced to become a kitchen skivvy for the social climbing Lady Augusta and her daughters by her previous marriage, Charlotte and Euphronia Snifflewick. Or the Snifflers as they are better known. Sharkey has some particularly nice touches that, together with the neat script, lift this story above the ordinary. The Snifflewick girls are no ugly stepsisters - they are hideous only on the inside, and the younger, Charlotte (delightfully played by Melissa Collier), shows some signs of redemption. There is no fairy godmother either: Ella's transformation is wrought not by magic but through her long dead mother, who is haunting the Humbleton residence. Then there is that carriage. In this version the pumpkin becomes a hot-air balloon that transports Ella to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens where the king is giving a ball for his nephew, who is being forced to choose a wife. The rest is pretty much as you would both expect and desire, but the whole thing is executed in Erica Whyman's production with such flair that you can't help falling for it. All the performances are lovely, but the production's trump card is Alison Pettitt's Ella, a tall, gawky girl with a smile so radiant she could melt an iceberg at a hundred paces: The prince falls for her, and so does everymember of the audience." Patrick Marmion, Evening Standard: "Stephen Sharkey's studious period adaptation eschews pantomime and fairy-tale vulgarities, but the effect is largely earnest and schematic. Sharkey is clearly a strong historical writer and parades a learned grasp of Georgian idiom. But his show would benefit from a higher gag count."]
Cinderella. By Roy Hudd. Dir. Gerry Tebbutt. Greenwich Theatre. Christmas 2000 to 2001.
[Time Out refers to Hudd's veteran hand with this "Hamlet" of pantos.]
Cinderella 2 Gentlemen Prefer Fame. Victoria Palace Theatre. Christmas 2000 to 2001.

Cinderella. The Cochrane Theatre. Christmas 2001 to 2002 (44 performances), Written and Directed by Jonathan Petherbridge. Composer & Musical director Hettie Malcomson. Cast:Eva Alexander (Ella), Marva Alexander (Alberta), Ben Bennett (Wilbert/Gordon the Mouse), Sophie Duval (Victoria), Eric Maclennan (Charles/ Gordon the Mouse), Jane Nash (Ruby), Ben Stock (Ronald), Luke Stoneham (Juan/Gordon the Mouse), Simon Thomson (Florence/Gordon the Mouse). Rats played by London Bubble Participants.
[As Cinderella's mother Flo, Simon Thomson taunts the audience with ebulllient metadramatic devices. Amusing use of puppets and a giant Gordon the mouse, who does his best to keep things on track for Ella. Musicians double as actors. Includes a redecorating of the house to receive the Prince, with slapstick wallpapering traumas. Children from the audience were used for the ball scene.]
Cinderella. Richmond Theatre. Christmas 2001 to 2002. Cast: Tom Ashton (Prince), Julian Clary (Dandini), Kev Orkian (Buttons), David Hill (Britney), Tony Jackson (Whitney).

Cinderella. Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. 28 November 2008 to 3 January 2009. Co-written by Ben Power and Melly Still, from the Brothers Grimm. Directed by Melly Still. Assistant Director Elgiva Field. Music and Lyrics by Norwegian composer Terje Isungset. Design by Sophia Clist. Lighting by Natasha Chivers. Sound by Nick Manning. Produced by Kate McGrath of Fuel. Cast: Elizabeth Chan (Cinderella), Daniel Weyman (Prince), Grainne Byrne (Stepmother/Queen/Mother), Tim McMullan (Father/King), Katherine Manners (Stepsister #1), and Kelly Williams (Stepsister #2).
[Isungset appears onstage playing a strange and primal tune on a mouth harp. The cast of six swoop onto the stage with prop birds and antlers, creating the animals inhabiting the forest setting. “There was once a mother who wanted a child as red as blood and as white as snow. . .” The hazel tree is brought onstage. “The child was born under the hazel tree.” The mother, father, and daughter are happy together for several years, but when the girl Eleanor turns seven, her mother dies. Years later, her father remarries a haughty, narcissistic gold digger, and the family is extended to include her two daughters. The new daughters are not ugly or overtly evil; they are portrayed as young girls who do not think through their actions and are too easily influenced by their awful mother. During the move-in scene, Ella (now derisively called Cinderella by the stepmother and sisters) lapses into a reverie about the wardrobe falling and crushing her stepmother. The surviving members of the family gather round, and her father says “It’s all for the best.” Then the action continues from the point before the dream sequence. Upon returning to her old room, which now belongs to her sisters, Ella tells a story to them about a shepherd and a princess who fall in love and marry. She claims these were her parents, and her sisters accuse her of “telling tales.” Ella is punished. Later, the sisters ask to see her mother’s wedding dress. They deliberately spill cocoa on it but manage to blame it on Cinderella so that she falls out of favor with her father. He then goes on a business trip and asks what he should bring back for each of the women. His stepdaughters ask for clothes and rich silks while Cinderella asks for the first twig that brushes his hat as he returns from town. When he comes back, he gives the sisters the silks they asked for and gives a hazel twig to Ella. He admits that he has lost his entire fortune; they are poor and must move into a run-down cottage in the forest. Cinderella plants the hazel twig next to the cottage, and it soon grows into a hazel tree. Cinderella’s stag dream sequence occurs a second time, only this time we see that the “boy” (the Prince) does not come back to her as he promised. She waits out in the cold for three days and three nights, and when she returns to the cottage, she will not speak a word because she has lost hope and also knows that her words would be used against her by her stepmothers. The father steals an invitation to the Prince’s ball from a court messenger, and Cinderella speaks for the first time in three years: “I want to go to the ball.” The stepmother has saved the expensive silks for the sisters’ dresses but gives Cinderella the impossible task of sifting all the seeds out of the ash within half an hour before she is allowed to go. Cinderella accomplishes this with the help of her bird friends, but the stepmother claims she cheated, and she is not allowed to go. Cinderella runs to the hazel tree and cries. The tree (imbued with the spirit of her mother) throws down a beautiful fiery orange dress to her. That night, all the attendees at the ball (which include the stepsisters and several dressed-up mannequins) are all in awe of the mysterious, veiled woman in her fiery orange dress. The Prince dances with her, but she disappears before midnight. The next night, the sisters and other women (mannequins) wear orange dresses to the ball as well, but this time the mysterious woman (Cinderella) appears in a midnight blue dress and dances with the Prince again. On the third night, everyone at the ball is wearing blue, but the mysterious woman comes again, and this time she is in a blood red dress (“Red as blood and white as snow”). She dances with the Prince again and before midnight runs away. The Prince desperately tries to pursue her and even shoots an arrow at her that catches her slipper. She escapes into the woods, and the Prince searches everywhere for the girl whose foot fits the slipper. In the end, he comes to the cottage of Cinderella’s family. Cinderella is locked in the shed by the stepmother, and the two sisters are left to try on the shoe. The elder sister goes into her room, and the stepmother tells her to cut off her heel so that the shoe will fit. The girl chokes back her pain and hobbles out to the Prince with her maimed foot hidden in the shoe. He rides off with her on his horse, but the birds come and chant that there is blood in the shoe and that the bride is false. Horrified, the Prince returns to the cottage, and the process is repeated with the younger sister, only this time the mother cuts off her daughter’s big toe. She is also found out, and the Prince returns to the hut. Cinderella’s father gets her out of the shed, and she tries on the shoe. The Prince and Cinderella recognize each other and decide to get married. At the wedding, the birds pluck out one of each stepsister’s eyes and both of the stepmother’s eyes.] [Annotation by Beverly Ann Cabezas Ferguson]